Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
58.3% pass rate
from 7,909 tests in 2017
(13% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps (69% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual lamps (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on All direction indicators (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters (71% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.013% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.54% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.54% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.28% fail on Horn
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.089% fail on Battery (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.025% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.025% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.013% fail on Lamp
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.013% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 18% fail on Suspension (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 10% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 10% fail on Front drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 10% fail on Constant velocity joints (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Couplings
        • 0.013% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.16% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Coil springs (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Condition (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Location (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
    • 0.97% fail on Front suspension joints (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.46% fail on Front (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Rear
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.089% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.089% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.076% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.063% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.025% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.025% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.025% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.025% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.025% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.013% fail on General condition
    • 0.013% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 8.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (59% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Washers (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.051% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
    • 0.051% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes (21% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (28% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.27% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.038% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.025% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.013% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.70% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on ABS
    • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic systems (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Components (79% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Hoses
        • 0.051% fail on Pipes (95% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
      • 0.013% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.013% fail on Leaks
    • 0.30% fail on Restricted movement (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.013% fail on Lever
  • 5.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (76% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Emissions
    • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.063% fail on Fuel system (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on System
      • 0.025% fail on Pipe
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Steering system (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.063% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.025% fail on Free play
        • 0.025% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.025% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.29% fail on Steering control (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Steering wheel (43 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Steering column (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering
      • 0.089% fail on Operation
      • 0.013% fail on Drive system
  • 0.59% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.37% fail on Doors
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers other (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers
    • 0.11% fail on Body condition
    • 0.051% fail on Body security
    • 0.038% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.038% fail on Chassis
    • 0.038% fail on Seats
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers
  • 0.56% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
      • 0.076% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.025% fail on Requirements
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (66% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.38% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.038% fail on Condition
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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