Citroen C3 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
80.5% pass rate
from 13,006 tests in 2020
(27% worse than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.8% fail on Visibility (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Wipers (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.069% fail on View to rear
      • 0.062% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0077% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.038% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.038% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.023% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (45% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (18% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (170% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (170% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.38% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.38% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.27% fail on Individual direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Side repeaters (74% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on All direction indicators (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.23% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.0077% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.092% fail on Horn
      • 0.0077% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0077% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.038% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (81% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.023% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.0077% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0077% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0077% fail on Switch
    • 0.0077% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.077% fail on Size/type
  • 2.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system (13 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Transmission
      • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.15% fail on Joints
      • 0.0077% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0077% fail on Joints
    • 0.062% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.031% fail on Engine mounting (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Bracket (13 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0077% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.031% fail on Doors
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0077% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0077% fail on Catch
      • 0.015% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition
    • 0.031% fail on Undertray
    • 0.023% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0077% fail on Hose
      • 0.0077% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0077% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.0077% fail on Seats
      • 0.0077% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.0077% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0077% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 2.5% fail on Brakes
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.0077% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs and drums (89% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Brake discs (89% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.37% fail on Rbt
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.062% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0077% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0077% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0077% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0077% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.077% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.077% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.046% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.077% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (57% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Rbt (sp) (55% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.046% fail on Rbt
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0077% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.031% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.031% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.015% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.038% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.031% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.015% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.031% fail on Parking brake control (71% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Lever (68% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.015% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 0.46% fail on Suspension (65% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Suspension arms (45% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes (67% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0077% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.15% fail on Springs (65% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Coil springs (65% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Coil spring (65% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.038% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0077% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.015% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0077% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0077% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0077% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.0077% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0077% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0077% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0077% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 0.46% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.42% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.22% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.100% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.015% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.21% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.069% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0077% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0077% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.023% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.023% fail on Undertray (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.015% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.24% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.0077% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0077% fail on Requirements
    • 0.038% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.085% fail on Condition
    • 0.069% fail on Attachment
  • 0.12% fail on Steering
    • 0.100% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.100% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.023% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.023% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0077% fail on Steering column
  • 0.031% fail on Identification of the vehicle (86% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Registration plates (86% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.0077% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0077% 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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