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FIAT 500L MOT Results

79.8% pass rate
from 129 tests in 2020
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT 500L is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.3% fail on Suspension
    • 4.7% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Suspension arm (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Axles
      • 0.78% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.78% fail on King pins
  • 8.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.6% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.78% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.78% fail on Horn
  • 7.0% fail on Brakes
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt
          • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.78% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.78% fail on Pedal
    • 0.78% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.78% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.9% fail on Steering
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.78% fail on Intermediate drop arm
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
  • 2.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.78% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.78% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.78% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.78% fail on Hose
    • 0.78% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.78% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.78% fail on Tyres
    • 0.78% fail on Tread depth