Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
47.1% pass rate
from 12,625 tests in 2020
(12% 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.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 10% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Headlamps (66% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Headlamp (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Headlamp levelling device (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.016% fail on Matched pair
    • 7.3% fail on Stop lamp (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Headlamp aim (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim (48% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (79% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.079% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0079% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0079% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.60% fail on Electrical equipment (35% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.21% fail on Horn (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.048% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0079% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0079% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0079% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0079% fail on Switch
    • 0.0079% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0079% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 23% fail on Suspension (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.96% fail on Ball joint (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Pins and bushes (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.9% fail on Suspension arms (12% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension arm (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.1% fail on Springs (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Coil springs (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Coil spring (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Mounting
      • 0.040% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.016% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0079% fail on Anchor bracket
        • 0.0079% fail on Spring saddle
    • 3.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.75% fail on Other suspension component (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Other suspension component (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.32% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.095% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.087% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0079% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0079% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0079% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 12% fail on Brakes (19% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance (20% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance (22% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.055% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0079% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (51% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (48% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (93% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (42% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.88% fail on Parking brake performance (44% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.024% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.024% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.024% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0079% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0079% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.85% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.83% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0079% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0079% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0079% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (18% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (33% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (47% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.024% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.048% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Rod (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Lever
        • 0.0079% fail on Cable
        • 0.0079% fail on Linkage
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.69% fail on Anti-lock braking system (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.67% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.37% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal
    • 0.62% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.62% fail on Lever
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.040% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.016% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.016% fail on Valves
    • 0.20% fail on Flexible brake hoses (48% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.016% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (90% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.024% fail on Other components
    • 0.0079% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0079% fail on Servos
  • 9.6% fail on Visibility (19% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0079% fail on Window
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.4% fail on Tyres (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Tread depth (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
  • 8.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system (29% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Transmission (28% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Drive shafts (28% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Joints (28% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.0079% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Joints
      • 0.024% fail on Belts (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Integral vehicle structure (65% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0079% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.54% fail on Doors
      • 0.36% fail on Other passenger's door (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Door condition
        • 0.040% fail on Catch (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0079% fail on Hinge
      • 0.14% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0079% fail on Hinge
        • 0.0079% fail on Catch
      • 0.071% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.063% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0079% fail on Hinge
    • 0.31% fail on Chassis
      • 0.30% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.0079% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.21% fail on Engine mounting (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting condition (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Bracket
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.040% fail on Driver's seat (69% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on System
      • 0.048% fail on Tank (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Pipe (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.12% fail on Body (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Other body component
      • 0.048% fail on Panel
    • 0.087% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0079% fail on Load security
      • 0.0079% fail on Access panel
    • 0.0079% fail on Floor
    • 0.0079% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0079% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (13% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (15% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Spark ignition (12% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (17% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.66% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.048% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0079% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0079% fail on NOx sensor
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition (27% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (44% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.095% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.024% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0079% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.0079% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.69% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.59% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.055% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.040% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.024% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.016% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.016% fail on Undertray
  • 3.6% fail on Steering (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components (26% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end (27% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.055% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0079% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.43% fail on Steering gear (44% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Steering rack (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Operation
    • 0.20% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Operation (91% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering play
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.10% fail on Steering wheel (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.016% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.016% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0079% fail on Steering column
  • 2.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (14% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment
      • 0.032% fail on Requirements
    • 0.43% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Airbags
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0079% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.59% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Attachment (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Condition
    • 0.016% fail on Hubs (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.016% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.016% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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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