Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
45.1% pass rate
from 6,823 tests in 2017
(11% 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.

  • 34% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (45% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 11% fail on Registration plate lamp (50% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Individual lamps (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Side repeaters (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on All direction indicators (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 8.5% fail on Headlamps (79% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Headlamp (85% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Matched pair
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps (25% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.50% fail on Rear lamps (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (32% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Fog lamp (31% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.5% fail on Battery (63% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Horn (65% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Hazard warning (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Lamp
      • 0.029% fail on Switch (83% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.015% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 29% fail on Suspension (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 11% fail on Coil springs (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 11% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Location (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (58% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (82% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (32% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition (68% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 5.8% fail on Suspension arms (20% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.45% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Front suspension joints (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings (68% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear (73% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front (70% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front drive shafts (55% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.044% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.47% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.059% fail on General condition (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.044% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.029% fail on Sub-frames (91% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.015% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.015% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.015% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 14% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance (20% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Front wheels (33% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels (23% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (62% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (71% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.029% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.4% fail on Components
        • 4.7% fail on Pipes
        • 0.67% fail on Hoses (52% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Cylinders (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.044% fail on Pump (43 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.029% fail on Operation
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (27% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.029% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.015% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.94% fail on ABS
    • 0.64% fail on Parking brake (38% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Condition (37% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.059% fail on Mechanical components (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Cable (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage
    • 0.015% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.015% fail on Warning
  • 12% fail on Tyres (29% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Tread depth (38% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Condition (24% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Size/type
    • 0.044% fail on Valve stem
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (15% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Wipers (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.76% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.6% fail on Emissions (24% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.38% fail on Fuel system (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Cap
      • 0.15% fail on System
      • 0.044% fail on Pipe
      • 0.029% fail on Hose
      • 0.015% fail on Tank
  • 3.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (15% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
      • 0.088% fail on Requirements
      • 0.029% fail on Installation check
        • 0.015% fail on Anchorage's
        • 0.015% fail on Belt(s)/padding
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 1.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.088% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.029% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 3.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.3% fail on Doors (85% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Passengers other (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers front (85% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Drivers
    • 0.91% fail on Body condition
    • 0.31% fail on Engine mountings (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Drivers
    • 0.22% fail on Vehicle structure (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Chassis (61% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Body security
    • 0.029% fail on Load security
      • 0.029% fail on Bootlid
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (55% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint (95% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Free play
        • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.10% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.015% fail on Steering box
      • 0.015% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
        • 0.015% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.35% fail on Steering control (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Steering column (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering wheel (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
    • 0.19% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.98% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.98% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels (68% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Condition
  • 0.015% fail on Towbars
    • 0.015% fail on Towbar
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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