Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
69.0% pass rate
from 9,237 tests in 2017
(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.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (54% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (27% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps (98% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.011% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.011% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (27% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front lamps (46% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear lamps (58% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.99% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.99% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.84% fail on Individual lamps (76% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.022% fail on Side repeaters (95% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Fog lamp (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.011% fail on Battery
    • 0.011% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 8.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (79% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (58% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.032% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.8% fail on Suspension (41% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Coil springs (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Location
    • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front drive shafts (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Couplings
    • 0.51% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.097% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
    • 0.49% fail on Suspension arms (48% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (48% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings (67% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front
      • 0.17% fail on Rear
    • 0.17% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.022% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 0.022% fail on General condition (21 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.011% fail on Spring mounting
  • 6.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust system (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Emissions
    • 0.032% fail on Fuel system (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on System
      • 0.011% fail on Cap
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.065% fail on Size/type
    • 0.043% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (24% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Brake discs (78% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.55% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.097% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.043% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems (68% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Components (61% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.032% fail on Hoses
        • 0.022% fail on Cylinders (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Leaks
    • 0.054% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.054% fail on Pedal
        • 0.054% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.022% fail on ABS (83% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Restricted movement
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.011% fail on Free play
        • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.032% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.022% fail on Power steering
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
    • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.37% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements
    • 0.13% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.13% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.032% fail on Condition
  • 0.097% fail on Registration plates and VIN (76% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Registration plate (76% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.076% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (69% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Body condition
    • 0.022% fail on Doors
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.011% fail on Seats
      • 0.011% fail on Drivers
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.

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