Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
64.2% pass rate
from 18,124 tests in 2020
(21% 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.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (34% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp (66% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps (55% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp (63% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (22% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (22% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (68% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps (32% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0055% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (29% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (29% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators (84% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Side repeaters (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical equipment (36% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Horn
      • 0.0055% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0055% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0055% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.15% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (59% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps (44% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0055% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0055% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 9.7% fail on Suspension (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Springs (76% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Coil springs (76% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Coil spring (76% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (15% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint (81% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Pins and bushes (58% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.033% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.68% fail on Anti-roll bars (58% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage ball joints (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint (50% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0055% fail on Linkage
    • 0.57% fail on Wheel bearings (78% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (74% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0055% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0055% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.017% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.011% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0055% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0055% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.011% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0055% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0055% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0055% fail on Axles
      • 0.0055% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 8.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust system (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.083% fail on Prop shafts (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.066% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Bracket (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.061% fail on Body
      • 0.044% fail on Other body component
      • 0.017% fail on Panel
    • 0.039% fail on Fuel system (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Tank
      • 0.011% fail on Pipe
      • 0.011% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (89% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Seats
      • 0.022% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.0055% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.028% fail on Undertray
    • 0.022% fail on Doors (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0055% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0055% fail on Catch
      • 0.011% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.011% fail on Catch (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.011% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0055% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0055% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0055% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0055% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.0055% fail on Floor
  • 6.1% fail on Brakes
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (16% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (15% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums (99% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs (99% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.017% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.017% fail on Cable
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (31% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (32% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (41% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0055% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0055% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0055% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.65% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (31% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt (sp) (26% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt
          • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.061% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0055% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0055% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0055% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0055% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.26% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0055% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0055% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.017% fail on Brake performance not tested (76% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal (92% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.24% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.022% fail on Electronic stability control (86% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.22% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses (97% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.022% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0055% fail on Servos
      • 0.0055% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.033% fail on Rigid brake pipes (91% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.017% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.017% fail on Other components
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.094% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility (28% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (44% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (19% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on View to rear
      • 0.099% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.011% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 4.0% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0055% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0055% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0055% fail on Other components
        • 0.0055% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0055% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.12% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.094% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.022% fail on Operation
    • 0.033% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.022% fail on Power steering
      • 0.022% fail on Operation
    • 0.022% fail on Steering play
      • 0.022% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (30% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (32% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.32% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.23% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (38% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.022% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.017% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0055% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0055% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0055% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.57% fail on Spark ignition (47% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (51% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Catalyst emissions (49% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.017% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.072% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0055% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.028% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.017% fail on Undertray
      • 0.011% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.45% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (28% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0055% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0055% fail on Requirements
    • 0.15% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (52% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Airbags
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers airbag (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle (44% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates (43% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels (42% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.022% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.011% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.011% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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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