Citroen C1 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
65.1% pass rate
from 13,915 tests in 2020
(6.5% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C1 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Brakes (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 6.4% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.94% fail on Service brake imbalance (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (35% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.072% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0072% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0072% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.68% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt
          • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0072% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.022% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0072% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (12% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (24% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (25% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.0072% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.065% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.036% fail on Cable
        • 0.014% fail on Lever
        • 0.0072% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0072% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.072% fail on Pedal
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.24% fail on Lever
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system (72% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.050% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.0072% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic systems (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Brake fluid (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Valves
    • 0.014% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.014% fail on Leaks
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (6.6% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (65% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (22% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (18% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.072% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0072% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0072% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.85% fail on Hazard warning (17 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Switch (17 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.66% fail on Direction indicators (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Flashing type (63% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Individual direction indicators (79% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Switch (22 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Side repeaters (92% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.24% fail on Horn
      • 0.093% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.022% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.065% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.050% fail on Reversing lamps (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Reversing lamps (60% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (22% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Size/type (77% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Visibility
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (14% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.086% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.086% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.086% fail on View to rear
      • 0.086% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.022% fail on Bonnet (83% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 4.3% fail on Suspension (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.036% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0072% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.86% fail on Wheel bearings (49% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Anti-roll bars (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Linkage (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage ball joints (98% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint (96% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0072% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0072% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0072% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0072% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.19% fail on Springs (95% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Mounting (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Coil spring (98% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Sub-frames (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0072% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.065% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.050% fail on Other suspension component (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0072% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.014% fail on Axles (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (86% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (23% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system (34% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Transmission (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Joints (81% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0072% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.029% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.029% fail on Joints
      • 0.0072% fail on Belts
    • 0.25% fail on Bumpers (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Body
      • 0.050% fail on Other body component
      • 0.022% fail on Panel
    • 0.065% fail on Doors (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.050% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0072% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0072% fail on Catch
      • 0.0072% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0072% fail on Door condition
    • 0.057% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.057% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.036% fail on Bracket (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.029% fail on Fuel system (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.029% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.014% fail on Towbar
      • 0.014% fail on Towbar condition (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0072% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0072% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0072% fail on Load security
      • 0.0072% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0072% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.0072% fail on Seats
      • 0.0072% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0072% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 2.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (23% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (50% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Emissions not tested (71% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0072% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0072% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.42% fail on Compression ignition (72% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (77% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.050% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.043% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.043% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (95% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0072% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0072% fail on Oxygen sensor
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Engine oil leaks (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0072% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0072% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.0072% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0072% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.69% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.47% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts (45% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.029% fail on Airbags
      • 0.029% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Attachment (93% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.33% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Steering linkage components (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Track rod end (96% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.036% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.093% fail on Electronic power steering (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Power steering
      • 0.029% fail on Operation
      • 0.0072% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.036% fail on Steering play
      • 0.036% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.014% fail on Steering gear (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0072% fail on Operation
      • 0.0072% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0072% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0072% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates (44% better than other 2009 cars)
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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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