Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
57.9% pass rate
from 5,760 tests in 2017
(27% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Stop lamp (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (35% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps (96% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Matched pair (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.017% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.017% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Individual lamps (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Side repeaters (84% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Front lamps (21% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Fog lamp (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Horn
    • 0.052% fail on Battery
    • 0.035% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.035% fail on Switch
    • 0.017% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 17% fail on Suspension (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Drive shafts (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Front drive shafts (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 9.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.087% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.087% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Location (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Front (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Rear (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Front suspension joints (93% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Shock absorbers (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.069% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Axles
      • 0.035% fail on Clearance (55 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.017% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 8.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (53% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Washers (76% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.017% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.017% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (19% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.069% fail on Size/type
    • 0.069% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.1% fail on Brakes
    • 3.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels (29% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.069% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.052% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.017% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs (67% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic systems (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Components (63% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Hoses
        • 0.10% fail on Pipes (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Operation
    • 0.33% fail on ABS
    • 0.24% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
        • 0.087% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.017% fail on Cable
    • 0.017% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.017% fail on Warning
  • 5.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Emissions
    • 0.10% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.069% fail on System
      • 0.035% fail on Tank
    • 0.069% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.1% fail on Steering
    • 0.90% fail on Steering system
      • 0.71% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Free play
        • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.017% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.017% fail on Other components
        • 0.017% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.14% fail on Steering control (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Steering wheel (26 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Steering column (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.40% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.24% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.19% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.052% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.35% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.33% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.087% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.087% fail on Seats
      • 0.087% fail on Passengers
    • 0.017% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.017% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.017% fail on Body condition
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Condition
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    Clever design for the boot floor. Four-star crash test rating. Good balance of ride comfort and roadholding.

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