Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
76.6% pass rate
from 14,877 tests in 2020
(25% worse than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.9% fail on Visibility (91% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Wipers (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.060% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.054% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0067% fail on Window
    • 0.047% fail on View to rear
      • 0.047% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.040% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.0067% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (12% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (36% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (45% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (49% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.41% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.41% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Direction indicators (49% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Flashing type (49% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.067% fail on Side repeaters (77% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0067% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.15% fail on Horn
      • 0.013% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.067% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (68% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.040% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0067% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.013% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 4.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system (13 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Transmission (75% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Drive shafts (76% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Joints (77% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.027% fail on Joints
    • 0.067% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.047% fail on Engine mounting (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Bracket (16 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0067% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.040% fail on Body
      • 0.040% fail on Other body component
    • 0.034% fail on Doors
      • 0.020% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition
      • 0.013% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
    • 0.034% fail on Undertray
    • 0.020% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0067% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.0067% fail on Seats
      • 0.0067% fail on Driver's seat
  • 4.2% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.047% fail on Size/type
    • 0.020% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.1% fail on Brakes (12% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs and drums (64% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Brake discs (65% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Brake performance (27% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0067% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0067% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.17% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.094% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.087% fail on Rbt
          • 0.081% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0067% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0067% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0067% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.074% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.074% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.013% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.10% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.087% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.081% fail on Pedal
      • 0.0067% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.034% fail on Parking brake control (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Lever (67% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.013% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0067% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.020% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.0067% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0067% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 1.4% fail on Suspension (40% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Springs
      • 0.67% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.67% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.43% fail on Suspension arms (38% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.054% fail on Pins and bushes (83% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0067% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.087% fail on Anti-roll bars (59% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0067% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.054% fail on Shock absorbers (87% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0067% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0067% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0067% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0067% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0067% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 1.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.74% fail on Spark ignition (73% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Catalyst emissions (200% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0067% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0067% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.30% fail on Compression ignition (35% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.087% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.013% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.013% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0067% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0067% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0067% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.047% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.040% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0067% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.0067% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0067% fail on Undertray
  • 0.44% fail on Steering
    • 0.40% fail on Steering linkage components (58% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Track rod end (59% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0067% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0067% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.020% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.020% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.013% fail on Steering play
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0067% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0067% fail on Operation
    • 0.0067% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.28% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.0067% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0067% fail on Requirements
    • 0.060% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (58% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.087% fail on Road Wheels (57% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Attachment (56% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Condition
  • 0.081% fail on Identification of the vehicle (65% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Registration plates (65% better than other 2014 cars)
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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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