Citroen C4 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
45.3% pass rate
from 300 tests in 2017
(15% worse than other 2004 cars)
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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 37% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (44% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 13% fail on Headlamp aim (75% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Stop lamp (97% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 7.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.0% fail on All position lamps (15 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Headlamps (75% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.67% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.33% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.33% fail on Switch
      • 0.33% fail on Dipswitch
    • 7.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators (92% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type (92% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Individual lamps (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.33% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.0% fail on Battery
    • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.0% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.67% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.33% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 29% fail on Suspension (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 12% fail on Coil springs (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 12% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Location
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage condition
    • 4.7% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.7% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 4.7% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 3.7% fail on Shock absorbers (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.3% fail on Rear
      • 1.0% fail on Front
    • 2.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.67% fail on Bonded suspension (22 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Condition (24 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 7.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.33% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.33% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Hub components
      • 3.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.33% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.3% fail on Electronic stability system (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on ABS
    • 0.67% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
    • 0.67% fail on Hydraulic systems (87% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Components (86% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Hoses
        • 0.33% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.33% fail on Pedal
        • 0.33% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.33% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.33% fail on Cable
    • 0.33% fail on Restricted movement
  • 10% fail on Tyres
    • 7.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
    • 0.33% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.0% fail on Washers
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.67% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Emissions
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.3% fail on Steering
    • 5.3% fail on Steering system
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.67% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.33% fail on Free play
        • 0.33% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.33% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.67% fail on Power steering
      • 0.33% fail on Operation
      • 0.33% fail on Other components
  • 3.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Drivers (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.67% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.67% fail on Body condition
    • 0.33% fail on Body security
    • 0.33% fail on Seats
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.67% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.33% fail on Requirements
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.33% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
Read the Honest John Review

  • Citroen C4 (2004 - 2010)
    Brave styling, decent quality interior and excellent crash test ratings. 1.6 HDi EGS qualifies for £30pa tax. Good compromise between ride and handling

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