Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
63.3% pass rate
from 11,374 tests in 2017
(26% 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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (18% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (45% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (17% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (42% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp (47% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0088% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0088% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0088% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0088% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp (28% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps (23% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Rear lamps (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators (47% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type (47% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.097% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Fog lamp (40% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.13% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.044% fail on Battery
    • 0.018% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.018% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0088% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0088% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Suspension (62% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Location (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Front drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Couplings
      • 0.053% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Anti-roll bars (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (39% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.0088% fail on Condition
      • 0.0088% fail on Attachment
    • 0.82% fail on Suspension arms (36% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (38% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0088% fail on Condition
    • 0.56% fail on Wheel bearings (75% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Front
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.079% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.079% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.035% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.018% fail on General condition (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0088% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.0088% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.0088% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.0088% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0088% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (69% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (95% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (56% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0088% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
    • 0.097% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Emissions
    • 0.070% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.062% fail on Fuel system (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Pipe
      • 0.018% fail on System
      • 0.0088% fail on Tank
      • 0.0088% fail on Cap
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance (45% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear wheels (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.67% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.33% fail on Brake imbalance (55% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.0088% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0088% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components (21% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (38% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Brake discs (77% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake (69% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition (84% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Restricted movement (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Components (68% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Hoses
        • 0.026% fail on Pipes (91% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
      • 0.0088% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.0088% fail on Leaks
    • 0.15% fail on ABS
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.0088% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.0088% fail on Cable
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.018% fail on Free play
        • 0.018% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0088% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0088% fail on Other components
        • 0.0088% fail on Steering component
    • 0.062% fail on Steering control (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Steering wheel (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.018% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0088% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0088% fail on Operation
    • 0.0088% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.47% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.24% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.23% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.0088% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.0088% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0088% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.25% fail on Registration plates and VIN (44% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plate (44% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.13% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (60% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Body security
    • 0.026% fail on Seats
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers
    • 0.018% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.018% fail on Body condition (82% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Doors (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.0088% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.0088% fail on Load security
      • 0.0088% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.097% fail on Road Wheels (68% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Attachment (59% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.0088% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0088% fail on Towbar
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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