Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
44.7% pass rate
from 4,635 tests in 2020
(16% worse than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (45% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 11% fail on Headlamps (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 10% fail on Headlamp (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Headlamp levelling device (69% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Side repeaters (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.022% fail on Arm
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamp aim (52% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Headlamp aim (43% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.065% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (53% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.41% fail on Horn
      • 0.37% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.043% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.022% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.065% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.043% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.022% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.043% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.043% fail on Switch
    • 0.022% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 28% fail on Suspension (56% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Springs (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Coil springs (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 8.8% fail on Coil spring (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.022% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.022% fail on Spring saddle
    • 8.8% fail on Suspension arms (43% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.65% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Suspension arm (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 8.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (59% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage ball joints (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (87% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage (67% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Pins and bushes (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 5.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (67% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings (91% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (57% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.41% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.043% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.32% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.28% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.043% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 7.2% fail on Brake performance (13% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (81% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Parking brake performance (71% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Rbt (70% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (32% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (31% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.022% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.086% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (70% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Cable (80% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Lever
        • 0.022% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.97% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.37% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.45% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (96% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.043% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.043% fail on Valves
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses (59% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Parking brake control (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Lever (83% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.022% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
  • 11% fail on Tyres (47% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Tread depth (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition (33% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Size/type
  • 10% fail on Visibility (21% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers (24% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.24% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.24% fail on View to rear
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system (20% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Transmission (42% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Drive shafts (40% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Joints (39% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.022% fail on Joints
    • 0.93% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.93% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.93% fail on Doors
      • 0.58% fail on Other passenger's door (69% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Door condition (71% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Front passenger's door (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Door condition (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.043% fail on Door condition
    • 0.41% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.22% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.39% fail on Chassis
      • 0.39% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.32% fail on Engine mounting (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Body
      • 0.086% fail on Panel
      • 0.065% fail on Other body component
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Tank
      • 0.043% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on System
    • 0.065% fail on Undertray
    • 0.043% fail on Cabs
      • 0.043% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.022% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.022% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 6.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (22% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (25% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Spark ignition (26% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (25% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (27% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Emissions not tested (40% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.88% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.43% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.022% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.022% fail on Other emission control equipment
    • 0.80% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.69% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.086% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.043% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.043% fail on Undertray
  • 3.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.043% fail on Airbags
      • 0.043% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (65% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Steering linkage components (74% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Track rod end (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.043% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.043% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.022% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.22% fail on Steering wheel (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (82% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic power steering (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Steering play
      • 0.086% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.022% fail on Steering column
  • 0.86% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.043% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.043% fail on Belt(s)/padding
Read the Honest John Review

  • Citroen C3 (2002 - 2010)
    Clever design for the boot floor. Four-star crash test rating. Good balance of ride comfort and roadholding.

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