Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
57.9% pass rate
from 22,819 tests in 2020
(25% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (28% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp (65% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps (33% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp (40% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp levelling device (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (66% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators (61% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type (61% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (75% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.0044% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0044% fail on Arm
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.048% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.30% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (35% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp (35% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0088% fail on Switch
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical equipment (39% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Horn
      • 0.022% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.018% fail on Battery(ies) (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.16% fail on Reversing lamps (34% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.031% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 13% fail on Suspension (16% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Springs (43% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Coil springs (43% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Coil spring (43% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0044% fail on Bonded suspension units
        • 0.0044% fail on Bonded suspension unit
      • 0.0044% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms (25% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint (77% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Pins and bushes (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0088% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0044% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (11% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (81% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint (46% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover (55% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Linkage (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0044% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Other suspension component (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.022% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0088% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut (52% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.026% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0044% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.026% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.026% fail on Sub-frames (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0044% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0044% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0044% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.022% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.0044% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0044% fail on Suspension unit
  • 9.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0044% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Belts
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.096% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Bracket (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.079% fail on Body
      • 0.070% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0088% fail on Body condition
    • 0.044% fail on Doors (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0044% fail on Hinge
      • 0.013% fail on Front passenger's door (79% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0088% fail on Door condition
    • 0.039% fail on Undertray
    • 0.035% fail on Fuel system (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Tank
      • 0.018% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (86% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0088% fail on Seats (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0044% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0044% fail on Coupling
    • 0.0044% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 7.7% fail on Brakes (8.3% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (14% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake discs (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (22% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (22% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0088% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.031% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (63% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Lever
        • 0.0088% fail on Cable (85% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0044% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (38% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (39% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.026% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0088% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (24% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (19% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0044% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.51% fail on Rbt
          • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.039% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0044% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.018% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.30% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (32% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (sp) (32% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0088% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0088% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.044% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.53% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (35% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Anti-lock braking system (71% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Electronic stability control (94% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.46% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (53% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal (97% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake control (33% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Lever (54% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.083% fail on Rigid brake pipes (84% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.044% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.018% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0044% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.026% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (69% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0044% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.0044% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0044% fail on Other components
  • 7.2% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.018% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0088% fail on Other components
        • 0.0044% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0044% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0044% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.14% fail on Steering wheel (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering gear (40% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Steering rack (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Operation
    • 0.035% fail on Power steering
      • 0.035% fail on Operation
    • 0.031% fail on Steering play
      • 0.031% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0088% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.096% fail on Size/type (41% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Visibility (21% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers (40% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on View to rear
      • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0044% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.022% fail on Bonnet (80% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 4.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (61% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (59% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Compression ignition (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (27% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.066% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.018% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0044% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0044% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition (25% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (25% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Catalyst emissions (27% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0088% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0044% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0044% fail on Other emission control equipment
    • 0.32% fail on Fluid leaks (77% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks (61% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Other leaks (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.044% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.022% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.022% fail on Undertray
  • 0.60% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.38% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
      • 0.022% fail on Requirements
      • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (43% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0088% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0044% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0044% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels (30% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates (47% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.0044% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0044% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0044% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0044% fail on Anchorages
Read the Honest John Review

  • Citroen C3 (2010 - 2017)
    Neat looking small hatchback. Uses some of the same engines as MINI. 1.6 HDi is the best in the range. Excellent ride quality.
  • 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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