Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
72.7% pass rate
from 7,961 tests in 2017
(30% 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.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (37% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (37% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.013% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.013% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.013% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Rear lamps (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.85% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.063% fail on Side repeaters (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.088% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.050% fail on Horn
    • 0.013% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.013% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.013% fail on Tell tale
  • 9.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Wipers (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (46% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.19% fail on Mirrors (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (19% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.025% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Emissions
    • 0.038% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.013% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.013% fail on System
  • 4.5% fail on Suspension (25% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Location
    • 0.41% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.075% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.26% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.24% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.24% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.23% fail on Shock absorbers (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.13% fail on Front
      • 0.038% fail on Rear
    • 0.075% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.013% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
  • 3.5% fail on Brakes
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.75% fail on Brake discs (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.013% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.64% fail on Front wheels (90% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.10% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.025% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.088% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.088% fail on Pedal
        • 0.075% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 0.075% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.063% fail on Parking brake (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Hydraulic systems (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Components
        • 0.025% fail on Pipes
        • 0.025% fail on Hoses
        • 0.013% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.025% fail on ABS
  • 0.52% fail on Steering
    • 0.49% fail on Steering system
      • 0.48% fail on Track rod end (87% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.013% fail on Steering control
      • 0.013% fail on Steering column
    • 0.013% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.30% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.21% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.038% fail on Requirements
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Installation check
        • 0.013% fail on Belt(s)/padding
      • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.088% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.050% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.13% fail on Registration plates and VIN (66% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Registration plate (66% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.088% fail on Road Wheels (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Attachment
    • 0.013% fail on Condition
  • 0.075% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.038% fail on Body condition
    • 0.038% fail on Doors
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers front
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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