Citroen C1 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
60.3% pass rate
from 13,457 tests in 2020
(3.2% better than other 2008 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C1 is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp (23% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (59% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.082% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.74% fail on Direction indicators (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Flashing type (63% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Switch (21 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Individual direction indicators (87% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.33% fail on Horn
      • 0.21% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.022% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.45% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.45% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.45% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.20% fail on Hazard warning (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.022% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.022% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Brake performance (81% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Service brake performance (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Rbt (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.93% fail on Service brake imbalance (94% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Plate brake tester (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.045% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (26% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (22% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0074% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.067% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.94% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.030% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.015% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0074% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0074% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (14% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (27% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (27% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0074% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.059% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.030% fail on Cable (68% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0074% fail on Rod
        • 0.0074% fail on Lever
        • 0.0074% fail on Pivot
        • 0.0074% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.36% fail on Lever
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.022% fail on Pedal (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-lock braking system (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.045% fail on Hydraulic systems (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Brake fluid (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0074% fail on Valves
    • 0.030% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.015% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0074% fail on Other components
      • 0.0074% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0074% fail on Other braking system component
  • 7.1% fail on Suspension (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (20% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.045% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Anti-roll bars (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0074% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0074% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.0074% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.29% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers (87% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.030% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Springs (98% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Mounting
        • 0.030% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.10% fail on Other suspension component (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0074% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.015% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0074% fail on Axles
      • 0.0074% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (21% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type (45% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility (11% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (13% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.10% fail on View to rear
      • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.082% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.082% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.045% fail on Bonnet (71% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Spark ignition (99% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.97% fail on Emissions not tested (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0074% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0074% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.28% fail on Compression ignition (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.037% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (93% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (93% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Emissions not tested (73% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0074% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0074% fail on Other emission control equipment
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Engine oil leaks (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.015% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0074% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0074% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0074% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (13% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Bumpers (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Transmission (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Joints (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0074% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.022% fail on Prop shafts (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Joints (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Belts
    • 0.15% fail on Doors (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
      • 0.015% fail on Front passenger's door (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0074% fail on Door condition
    • 0.12% fail on Body
      • 0.074% fail on Other body component
      • 0.037% fail on Panel
      • 0.015% fail on Body condition
    • 0.097% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.074% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.089% fail on Fuel system (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.022% fail on Tank
      • 0.015% fail on Pipe
    • 0.082% fail on Chassis
      • 0.074% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.0074% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.022% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.015% fail on Bracket
    • 0.022% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.022% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.015% fail on Floor
    • 0.015% fail on Seats (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0074% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0074% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0074% fail on Load security
      • 0.0074% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0074% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.0074% fail on Undertray
  • 0.94% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (26% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Seat belts (37% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 0.045% fail on Airbags
      • 0.045% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.58% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering linkage components (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0074% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.17% fail on Electronic power steering (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Power steering (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
    • 0.045% fail on Steering play
      • 0.045% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.022% fail on Steering gear (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
      • 0.0074% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0074% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0074% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0074% fail on Steering column
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Attachment (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0074% fail on Hubs
  • 0.34% fail on Identification of the vehicle (36% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plates (36% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.0074% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0074% fail on Anchorages
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  • Citroen C1 (2005 - 2014)
    Cheap to run. Group 1 insurance. 60mpg. handles well. Low list prices. Good Euro NCAP score. 2012 model emits just 99g/km CO2.

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