Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
49.8% pass rate
from 12,997 tests in 2020
(10.0% 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.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (40% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Direction indicators (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Flashing type (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0077% fail on Arm
    • 7.9% fail on Headlamps (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Headlamp (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp levelling device (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Dipswitch
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamp aim (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Headlamp aim (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.054% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Switch
    • 0.70% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.38% fail on Horn
      • 0.26% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.046% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.015% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.046% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.015% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.015% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0077% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0077% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 20% fail on Suspension (14% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Ball joint (69% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Pins and bushes (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0077% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms (12% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.50% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Suspension arm (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.7% fail on Springs (12% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Coil springs (13% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Coil spring (13% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.94% fail on Shock absorbers (38% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Other suspension component (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.054% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Macpherson strut (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.062% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.069% fail on Sub-frames (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Sub-frame (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0077% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0077% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0077% fail on Suspension unit
  • 10% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance (15% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.78% fail on Service brake imbalance (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0077% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0077% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0077% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0077% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (46% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (43% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (93% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0077% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (28% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (27% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (26% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0077% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0077% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0077% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.74% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0077% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0077% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.038% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (52% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (53% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.046% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (83% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Cable (92% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0077% fail on Rod
        • 0.0077% fail on Lever
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.44% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.023% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.57% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.35% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.56% fail on Lever
      • 0.0077% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.28% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.23% fail on Rigid brake pipes (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.038% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.023% fail on Valves
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.015% fail on Leaks
    • 0.015% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
  • 9.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (12% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system (55% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Transmission (18% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Drive shafts (17% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Joints (17% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0077% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Joints
    • 0.62% fail on Integral vehicle structure (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Other passenger's door (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Door condition
        • 0.015% fail on Catch
      • 0.18% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
        • 0.015% fail on Catch
        • 0.0077% fail on Hinge
      • 0.062% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.062% fail on Door condition
    • 0.32% fail on Chassis
      • 0.31% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.0077% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.28% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Passenger's seat (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.19% fail on Engine mounting (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting condition (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Bracket
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Tank (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on System
      • 0.023% fail on Pipe
    • 0.14% fail on Body (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Other body component
      • 0.031% fail on Panel (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Body condition
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.085% fail on Undertray
    • 0.023% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.023% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.015% fail on Towbar
      • 0.015% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.015% fail on Cabs
      • 0.015% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0077% fail on Floor
  • 9.2% fail on Visibility (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0077% fail on Window
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres (14% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 6.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.69% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.015% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0077% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0077% fail on NOx sensor
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition (27% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (25% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (57% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.031% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.015% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.50% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.069% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.015% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0077% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.023% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.015% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0077% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 3.2% fail on Steering (23% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components (15% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.023% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0077% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.32% fail on Steering gear (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.0077% fail on Pump
    • 0.077% fail on Steering wheel (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Steering play (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Steering rack (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.015% fail on Steering column
  • 3.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0077% fail on Attachment
    • 0.43% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Airbags
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.44% fail on Identification of the vehicle (36% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plates (35% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Condition
    • 0.077% fail on Attachment (80% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.023% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.023% 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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