Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
60.7% pass rate
from 17,172 tests in 2020
(26% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp (96% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps (71% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp (80% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp levelling device (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (28% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (27% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (51% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (86% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators (55% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type (55% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Side repeaters (90% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Electrical equipment (30% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Horn (21% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Battery(ies) (51% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Electrical wiring (2.0% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.22% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps (44% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps (43% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Position lamps (5.3% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Position lamp (4.0% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Switch
    • 0.017% fail on Rear reflectors (66% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0058% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Suspension (19% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Springs (86% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Coil springs (86% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Coil spring (87% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Mounting (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0058% fail on Spring saddle
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms (18% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint (83% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Pins and bushes (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover (1.6% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Suspension arm (29% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.00% fail on Anti-roll bars (51% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage ball joints (29% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (12% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover (59% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes (28% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Linkage (89% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (22% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.73% fail on Wheel bearings (93% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Other suspension component (3.8% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (64% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2.4% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Macpherson strut (5.0% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (85% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Macpherson strut (16% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Sub-frames (51% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Sub-frame (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.012% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (29% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0058% fail on Ball joint
  • 8.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Drive shaft (9.3% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Prop shafts (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Joints (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers (32% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Engine mounting (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Bracket (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Undertray (40% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Fuel system (72% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Tank (47% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Pipe
    • 0.041% fail on Body (42% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Other body component (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Panel
    • 0.035% fail on Doors (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Other passenger's door (40% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition (37% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Driver's door (70% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Door condition (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Chassis (74% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Chassis condition (90% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Towbar (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Coupling
      • 0.0058% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.012% fail on Seats (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0058% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.012% fail on Boot lid (13% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Boot lid condition (2.6% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0058% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0058% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0058% fail on Carrier
    • 0.0058% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0058% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.7% fail on Brakes (1.3% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (18% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Brake discs (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake drums (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (24% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (24% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (66% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Cable (60% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Lever
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance (3.3% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (24% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (25% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (32% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance (1.6% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester (20% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (1.3% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance (73% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (37% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Rbt (sp) (33% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Parking brake performance (16% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (17% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Parking brake performance (15% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.035% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (21% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester (22% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (78% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.0058% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0058% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0058% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.30% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (24% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt (sp) (22% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance (31% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (15% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Brake performance not tested (24% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever (33% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control (4.6% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Lever (11% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.26% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (33% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Anti-lock braking system (4.4% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses (36% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Hydraulic systems (42% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Brake fluid (58% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs (11% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Valves
    • 0.029% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (38% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (25% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Other components (50% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.0058% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0058% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (0.24% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (2.9% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (3.3% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type (16% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 5.3% fail on Visibility (17% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (39% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (1.5% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view (71% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on View to rear (32% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Mirrors (31% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Condition of glass (15% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Windscreen (14% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Bonnet (80% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (86% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Drag link end (4.4% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.35% fail on Steering gear (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Steering rack (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Power steering (38% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Operation (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Other components
    • 0.052% fail on Electronic power steering (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Steering play (63% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Steering rack (62% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Steering wheel (93% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (18% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (21% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Spark ignition (37% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (28% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Catalyst emissions (43% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested (32% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.78% fail on Compression ignition (5.4% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (90% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (35% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Emissions not tested (32% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (53% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0058% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0058% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.15% fail on Fluid leaks (7.7% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Engine oil leaks (17% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Other leaks (14% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Transmission oil leaks (9.3% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Noise suppression (18% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Sound deadening material (45% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Undertray (0.22% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.51% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (22% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Seat belts (8.5% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition (13% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Requirements (3.4% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0058% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0058% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (49% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Airbags (3.7% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag (27% worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels (19% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment (5.0% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.20% fail on Identification of the vehicle (44% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plates (44% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.012% fail on Seat belt installation check (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Belt(s)/padding (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
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  • 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.

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