Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
66.3% pass rate
from 16,804 tests in 2020
(27% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (67% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps (79% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp (90% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0060% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (26% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (58% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators (73% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type (73% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Side repeaters (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp (54% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0060% fail on Switch
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (42% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (43% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Switch
    • 0.095% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.089% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0060% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.095% fail on Electrical equipment (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Horn (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0060% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.030% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 7.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Transmission (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Joints (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Flexible couplings (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.083% fail on Prop shafts (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.065% fail on Body
      • 0.054% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0060% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0060% fail on Panel
    • 0.048% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Bracket (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.042% fail on Doors
      • 0.018% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition
      • 0.018% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.012% fail on Catch (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0060% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0060% fail on Door condition
    • 0.030% fail on Undertray
    • 0.018% fail on Fuel system (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Tank
      • 0.0060% fail on Hose
      • 0.0060% fail on System
    • 0.0060% fail on Seats
      • 0.0060% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0060% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0060% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 6.5% fail on Suspension
    • 4.4% fail on Springs (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Coil springs (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Coil spring (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (25% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0060% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.46% fail on Anti-roll bars (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage ball joints (41% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.042% fail on Anti-roll bar (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Linkage
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings (59% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0060% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0060% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.054% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0060% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.012% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0060% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0060% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0060% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0060% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0060% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility (42% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers (56% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (27% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Mirrors (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.065% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.065% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.0060% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.089% fail on Size/type
  • 4.9% fail on Brakes
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (18% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads (18% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0060% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt
          • 0.82% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0060% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0060% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (56% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (sp) (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.095% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (47% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.0060% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.042% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (78% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.17% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic stability control (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Parking brake control (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Lever (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.054% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0060% fail on Servos
    • 0.054% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.042% fail on Rigid brake pipes (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.012% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
  • 1.9% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.018% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0060% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.048% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.042% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0060% fail on Operation
    • 0.024% fail on Steering play
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.018% fail on Power steering
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
    • 0.012% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.012% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.012% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.70% fail on Compression ignition (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (71% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.054% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.018% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.018% fail on Other emission control equipment (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0060% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.57% fail on Spark ignition (29% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (39% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.065% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0060% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid leaks (79% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Engine oil leaks (97% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0060% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0060% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.0060% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0060% fail on Undertray
  • 0.41% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Requirements
    • 0.11% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (60% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.012% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0060% fail on Hubs
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle (34% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates (34% better than other 2012 cars)
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