Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
48.0% pass rate
from 14,350 tests in 2017
(9.8% worse than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 35% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Registration plate lamp (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Individual lamps (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Headlamps (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Headlamp (73% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.056% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0070% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0070% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0070% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0070% fail on Switch
      • 0.0070% fail on Dipswitch
    • 7.6% fail on Stop lamp (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps (16% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.75% fail on Rear lamps (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (99% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Fog lamp (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
      • 0.0070% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.89% fail on Battery
    • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (97% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Horn (56% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.028% fail on Hazard warning (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0070% fail on Switch
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0070% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 22% fail on Suspension (11% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (25% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage condition (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Condition
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Presence
    • 6.9% fail on Coil springs (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Location (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (11% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment
    • 2.5% fail on Front suspension joints (75% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Front
    • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Component mounting (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.0070% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front drive shafts (52% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (52% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Couplings
      • 0.042% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.042% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.79% fail on Shock absorbers (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Macpherson strut (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0070% fail on Condition
    • 0.070% fail on General condition (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.028% fail on Axles
      • 0.021% fail on Clearance (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.014% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Radius arms (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.014% fail on Sub-frames (95% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0070% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0070% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0070% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0070% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 12% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (18% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.028% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Components (31% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Pipes (26% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Hoses (52% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.028% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.28% fail on Leaks
      • 0.077% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.056% fail on Brake calipers (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.0070% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.93% fail on ABS
    • 0.91% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.91% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 0.021% fail on Mechanical components (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Cable (90% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.014% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0070% fail on Components
        • 0.0070% fail on Pipes
    • 0.0070% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 11% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Tread depth (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Condition (14% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Size/type
    • 0.021% fail on Valve stem (79% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (16% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Wipers (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.64% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.091% fail on Bonnet (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0070% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 6.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Emissions (19% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.27% fail on Fuel system (56% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on System
      • 0.084% fail on Cap (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Tank
      • 0.0070% fail on Hose
      • 0.0070% fail on Pipe
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (46% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.056% fail on Free play (61% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Steering rack (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.014% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.049% fail on Steering control
      • 0.021% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.021% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.014% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.014% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0070% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (40% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Requirements
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.44% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers airbag (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.68% fail on Doors (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Passengers other (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.091% fail on Drivers
    • 0.52% fail on Body condition
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.17% fail on Chassis
    • 0.16% fail on Engine mountings (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Body security
  • 0.57% fail on Registration plates and VIN (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plate (34% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.091% fail on Attachment (73% better than other 2004 cars)
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  • 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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