Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
54.6% pass rate
from 8,841 tests in 2020
(14% 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.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps (69% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp (66% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp levelling device (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.011% fail on Arm
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp (39% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.87% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Electrical equipment (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Horn
      • 0.034% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.034% fail on Battery(ies) (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.023% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.023% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.011% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.011% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.011% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 5.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint dust cover (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint (89% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Linkage (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.034% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Ball joint (98% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pins and bushes (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.023% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.6% fail on Springs (25% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Coil springs (25% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Coil spring (25% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings (87% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.068% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.045% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.034% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.24% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.068% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.057% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.034% fail on Sub-frames (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.011% fail on Axles
      • 0.011% fail on Axle
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 9.7% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.023% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.24% fail on Prop shafts (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust system (89% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Other passenger's door (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Catch
      • 0.068% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.068% fail on Door condition
      • 0.057% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.034% fail on Door condition
        • 0.011% fail on Catch
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge
    • 0.16% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.16% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.079% fail on Seats
      • 0.057% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.034% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.068% fail on Fuel system (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Tank
      • 0.011% fail on Pipe
      • 0.011% fail on System
    • 0.068% fail on Undertray
    • 0.045% fail on Chassis
      • 0.045% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.034% fail on Body (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Other body component
      • 0.011% fail on Panel
    • 0.023% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.023% fail on Cabs (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility (49% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Washers (44% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear
      • 0.19% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.079% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.079% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.034% fail on Bonnet (78% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes (9.7% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance (13% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance (62% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.045% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (22% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.92% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.079% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.41% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.090% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.057% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (23% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (45% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (45% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.068% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.034% fail on Lever
        • 0.023% fail on Cable
        • 0.011% fail on Rod
    • 0.64% fail on Parking brake control (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Lever (77% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.62% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.023% fail on Valves
      • 0.011% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.057% fail on Flexible brake hoses (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.034% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres (12% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth (15% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (21% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (27% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition (32% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (25% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (45% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.011% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.011% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.57% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.42% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (81% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (60% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.034% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.023% fail on Other emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.023% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.49% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.41% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.068% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.045% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.023% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.023% fail on Undertray
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.80% fail on Seat belts (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements
      • 0.011% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.35% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (48% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Airbags
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.0% fail on Steering (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Steering linkage components (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.24% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.023% fail on Operation
    • 0.16% fail on Steering wheel (16 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Operation (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Steering play
      • 0.068% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.023% fail on Steering column
    • 0.023% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.27% fail on Identification of the vehicle (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Registration plates (49% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Condition
  • 0.011% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.011% fail on Speedometer
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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