Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
57.6% pass rate
from 10,664 tests in 2017
(7.1% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Headlamp aim (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp (50% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Individual lamps (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on All direction indicators (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (78% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Switch
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps (62% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp (66% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Switch
      • 0.038% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.019% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0094% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0094% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.0094% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front lamps (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear lamps (23% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.58% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.066% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (76% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Horn (42% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Battery (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.019% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0094% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0094% fail on Switch
  • 16% fail on Suspension (7.8% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Drive shafts (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Front drive shafts (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Couplings
      • 0.047% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.047% fail on Drive shafts
    • 5.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (49% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (77% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
      • 0.0094% fail on Attachment
    • 3.6% fail on Coil springs (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Location (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms (16% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0094% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (30% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Rear (45% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Front
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0094% fail on Condition
    • 0.056% fail on Prescribed areas (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Component mounting (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.019% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.0094% fail on General condition
    • 0.0094% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0094% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0094% fail on Axles
      • 0.0094% fail on Clearance
  • 8.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (37% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Washers (45% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0094% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
    • 0.038% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.8% fail on Brakes (27% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance (12% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.42% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.056% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.0094% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.019% fail on Brake calipers (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
    • 0.57% fail on ABS
    • 0.44% fail on Hydraulic systems (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Components (80% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Hoses
        • 0.056% fail on Pipes (96% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0094% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0094% fail on Servos
        • 0.0094% fail on Pump
      • 0.038% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.038% fail on Leaks (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
        • 0.12% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.0094% fail on Condition
    • 0.028% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.019% fail on Cable
      • 0.0094% fail on Lever
    • 0.0094% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions (29% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on System
      • 0.047% fail on Cap
      • 0.0094% fail on Pipe
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Steering system (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Track rod end (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Free play
        • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0094% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0094% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.21% fail on Steering control (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering wheel (27 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Steering column (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Operation (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Drive system
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.98% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.52% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.47% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers airbag (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.019% fail on Requirements
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
  • 0.59% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.075% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers
    • 0.14% fail on Body condition
    • 0.056% fail on Seats
      • 0.047% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0094% fail on Drivers
    • 0.019% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.019% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.019% fail on Chassis
    • 0.019% fail on Body security
    • 0.0094% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.35% fail on Registration plates and VIN (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plate (43% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Condition
    • 0.047% fail on Attachment (84% better than other 2007 cars)
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