Citroen C1 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
62.8% pass rate
from 13,194 tests in 2020
(2.9% 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.

  • 15% fail on Brakes (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 8.1% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 7.6% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.099% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance (95% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0076% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0076% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (57% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (33% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (29% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Parking brake performance (9.8% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Rbt (8.2% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.59% fail on Parking brake performance (13% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.091% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (31% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester (27% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.0076% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0076% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0076% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0076% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (15% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (29% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (30% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Brake linings (69% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (12% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (13% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (43% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Cable (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Lever (39% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake slack adjuster (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0076% fail on Linkage
    • 0.33% fail on Parking brake control (9.3% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Lever (3.1% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever (14% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pedal (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-lock braking system (65% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Flexible brake hoses (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Hydraulic systems (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Brake fluid (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0076% fail on Valves
    • 0.045% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (16% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.0076% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0076% fail on Other components
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (2.4% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (65% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp (6.3% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (49% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device (7.7% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (36% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on All direction indicators (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Switch (27 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Individual direction indicators (74% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0076% fail on Switch
    • 0.74% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Rear fog lamp (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Rear fog lamp (21% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Switch (30% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Hazard warning (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Switch (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Electrical equipment (8.0% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Horn (6.2% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Battery(ies) (58% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.27% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Position lamp (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.038% fail on Reversing lamps (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Reversing lamps (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Rear reflectors (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0076% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0076% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (15% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on View to rear (6.8% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors (5.0% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Driver's view (39% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Bonnet (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Condition of glass (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Windscreen (57% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres (9.1% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth (3.6% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (24% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type (33% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 5.4% fail on Suspension (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes (0.47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (39% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension arm (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Pins and bushes (7.8% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Linkage (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Anti-roll bar (29% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0076% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.0076% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.34% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Macpherson strut (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Springs (96% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Mounting (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Coil spring (99% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame (6.0% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (58% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Other suspension component (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint dust cover (27% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Other suspension component (1.0% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.015% fail on Suspension rods (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0076% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0076% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0076% fail on Suspension unit
  • 4.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2.7% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Transmission (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Joints (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0076% fail on Joints
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Body (1.6% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Panel (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Other body component (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Body condition
    • 0.091% fail on Doors (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Other passenger's door (4.7% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Door condition (2.4% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0076% fail on Door condition
    • 0.083% fail on Integral vehicle structure (53% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (91% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.045% fail on Fuel system (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pipe (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Tank
    • 0.038% fail on Chassis (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Chassis condition (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Seats (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's seat (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.015% fail on Engine mounting (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Bracket (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Boot lid (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Boot lid condition (24% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0076% fail on Undertray
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (5.0% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (2.2% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Spark ignition (47% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (30% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Emissions not tested (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0076% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.23% fail on Compression ignition (83% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (97% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (89% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (92% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (55% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0076% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0076% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Engine oil leaks (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Transmission oil leaks (11% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0076% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.015% fail on Noise suppression (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Undertray (11% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.74% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (20% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2.2% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Prescribed areas (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0076% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0076% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.48% fail on Road Wheels (7.8% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Attachment (93% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.46% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Locking devices (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Drag link end (11% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Electronic power steering (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Steering gear (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Steering rack (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Operation (78% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Steering play (27% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Steering rack (26% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Power steering (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Operation (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Steering wheel (91% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.0076% fail on Steering column
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates (43% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.0076% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0076% 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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