Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
52.1% pass rate
from 13,662 tests in 2017
(6.4% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Headlamp aim (48% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Direction indicators (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Flashing type (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Individual lamps (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Switch
        • 0.0073% fail on Tell tales
    • 6.9% fail on Headlamps (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Headlamp (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0073% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0073% fail on Switch
      • 0.0073% fail on Dipswitch
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps (19% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Front lamps (11% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Rear lamps (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.97% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.94% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.037% fail on Switch
      • 0.015% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.50% fail on Battery
    • 0.38% fail on Horn
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (85% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.037% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.037% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0073% fail on Switch
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 7.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (40% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage condition (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Condition
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.2% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Location (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms (13% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Front suspension joints (79% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Drive shafts (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front drive shafts (44% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (44% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0073% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.037% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.037% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.96% fail on Rear
      • 0.79% fail on Front (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.67% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.78% fail on Shock absorbers (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Macpherson strut (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Condition (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.044% fail on General condition (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.037% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.029% fail on Sub-frames (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0073% fail on Attachment
    • 0.015% fail on Trailing arms (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.015% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.015% fail on Axles
      • 0.015% fail on Clearance (22 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0073% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0073% fail on Condition
  • 9.9% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Brake performance (14% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.40% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.051% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.051% fail on Wheel cylinder (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake calipers (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Components (73% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Hoses
        • 0.22% fail on Pipes (92% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.029% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.015% fail on Valves
      • 0.17% fail on Leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.022% fail on Operation
    • 1.0% fail on ABS
    • 0.95% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.95% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 0.029% fail on Mechanical components (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Cable (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Rod
      • 0.0073% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.0073% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.8% fail on Tyres (12% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
    • 0.066% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.50% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.20% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Emissions
    • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.27% fail on Fuel system (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on System
      • 0.066% fail on Cap (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Tank
      • 0.0073% fail on Pipe
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering system (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Steering arm (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.015% fail on Free play (89% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Steering rack (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0073% fail on Other components
        • 0.0073% fail on Steering component
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
    • 0.12% fail on Steering control (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Steering wheel (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Steering column
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.66% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
      • 0.029% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0073% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0073% fail on Anchorage's
    • 0.40% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0073% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.51% fail on Doors
      • 0.35% fail on Passengers other (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.066% fail on Drivers
    • 0.28% fail on Body condition (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers (91% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Drivers
    • 0.15% fail on Engine mountings (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Vehicle structure (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Chassis (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Body security
    • 0.0073% fail on Load security
      • 0.0073% fail on Access panel
  • 0.52% fail on Registration plates and VIN (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Registration plate (33% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.081% fail on Attachment (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0073% fail on Halfshafts
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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