Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
44.4% pass rate
from 15,566 tests in 2017
(14% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 35% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Individual lamps (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Switch (79% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Tell tales
    • 8.5% fail on Headlamps (76% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Headlamp (81% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.019% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.013% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.026% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (79% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0064% fail on Dipswitch
    • 7.2% fail on Stop lamp (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Position lamps (17% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.61% fail on Rear lamps (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Fog lamp (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.039% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Battery (45% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (81% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Horn (68% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.039% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.032% fail on Hazard warning (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0064% fail on Switch
  • 28% fail on Suspension (37% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 12% fail on Coil springs (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 12% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Location (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms (17% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (23% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Prescribed areas (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Component mounting (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Spring mounting (89% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear (57% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Front suspension joints (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front drive shafts (64% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (64% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Couplings
      • 0.019% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.019% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers (26% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0064% fail on Condition
      • 0.0064% fail on Attachment
    • 0.051% fail on General condition (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Sub-frames (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0064% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.026% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.026% fail on Radius arms (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.013% fail on Axles
      • 0.013% fail on Clearance (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0064% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0064% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0064% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0064% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 14% fail on Brakes (13% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Front wheels (93% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.058% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Components (33% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Pipes (23% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Hoses (65% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.071% fail on Cylinders (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Pump
      • 0.33% fail on Leaks
      • 0.096% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.032% fail on Operation (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components (20% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (22% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.032% fail on Brake calipers (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0064% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.50% fail on Parking brake (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Fitment
    • 0.39% fail on ABS (63% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.019% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Mechanical components (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Cable (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.084% fail on Electronic stability system (59% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.026% fail on Components
        • 0.013% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0064% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0064% fail on Servos
      • 0.0064% fail on Operation
    • 0.013% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0064% fail on Locking devices
  • 12% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Tread depth (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Condition (16% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
    • 0.058% fail on Valve stem
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (19% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Wipers (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.68% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system (16% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Emissions (21% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on System (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Cap (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Pipe
      • 0.019% fail on Tank (81% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (31% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.38% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Requirements
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.46% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 2.3% fail on Steering (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering system (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint (56% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Steering arm (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Free play
        • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.045% fail on Other components
        • 0.032% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.013% fail on Steering component
      • 0.032% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.21% fail on Steering operation (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Steering control (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Steering wheel (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Steering column (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0064% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.0064% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0064% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0064% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0064% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.80% fail on Body condition
    • 0.69% fail on Doors
      • 0.44% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.19% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.090% fail on Drivers
    • 0.28% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.28% fail on Chassis
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers (91% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Engine mountings (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Body security
    • 0.0064% fail on Load security
      • 0.0064% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0064% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.94% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0064% fail on Hubs
  • 0.0064% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0064% fail on Vehicle structure
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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