Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
72.8% pass rate
from 14,734 tests in 2020
(19% worse than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Stop lamp (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (51% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (59% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (94% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (32% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.65% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.014% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.52% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.52% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.38% fail on Individual direction indicators (65% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on All direction indicators (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.18% fail on Horn
      • 0.0068% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.061% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.061% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.027% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0068% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0068% fail on Switch
  • 6.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Prop shafts (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Belts
    • 0.081% fail on Engine mounting (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Bracket (17 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.061% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.054% fail on Body
      • 0.054% fail on Other body component
    • 0.054% fail on Doors
      • 0.027% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0068% fail on Catch
      • 0.020% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0068% fail on Catch
      • 0.0068% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0068% fail on Door condition
    • 0.041% fail on Undertray
    • 0.014% fail on Seats
      • 0.014% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0068% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0068% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0068% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.0068% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0068% fail on Tank
    • 0.0068% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility (32% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers (42% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (18% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear
      • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0068% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.095% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.054% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.054% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.020% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.095% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (83% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (83% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.014% fail on Cable
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.81% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0068% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0068% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0068% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0068% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Parking brake performance (53% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Rbt (55% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.088% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0068% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0068% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.081% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.081% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.061% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.054% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.17% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-lock braking system (74% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal (93% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.041% fail on Parking brake control (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Lever (71% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.020% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0068% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.014% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.0068% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.0068% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0068% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 2.7% fail on Suspension (36% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Springs (34% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (34% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring (34% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Mounting
    • 0.83% fail on Suspension arms (37% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage ball joints (94% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Anti-roll bar (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (66% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.0068% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0068% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0068% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0068% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.061% fail on Shock absorbers (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.048% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0068% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.014% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.014% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0068% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0068% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 1.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (40% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (44% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (96% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0068% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.37% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.13% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.034% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0068% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.0068% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.027% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.020% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0068% fail on Sound deadening material
    • 0.020% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0068% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.83% fail on Steering (30% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.63% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0068% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0068% fail on Other components
        • 0.0068% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.075% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.075% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.020% fail on Power steering
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
    • 0.020% fail on Steering wheel (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.014% fail on Steering play
      • 0.014% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.28% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Requirements
    • 0.088% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (59% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0068% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0068% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 0.020% fail on Condition
  • 0.14% fail on Identification of the vehicle (47% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Registration plates (47% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.0068% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0068% 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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