Citroen C4 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
45.1% pass rate
from 224 tests in 2020
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.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 12% fail on Springs (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 12% fail on Coil springs (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 12% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.89% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 6.3% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.89% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.89% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.89% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.89% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.89% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.45% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.45% fail on Other suspension component
  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.7% fail on Position lamps (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Position lamp (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.45% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.45% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.45% fail on Horn
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.89% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 4.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.6% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.45% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pedal (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Hand lever
    • 2.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.3% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.45% fail on Lever
    • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.45% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.45% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.45% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 13% fail on Visibility (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Washers (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.89% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.45% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.45% fail on View to rear
      • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 8.5% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.5% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Front passenger's door (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.89% fail on Door condition
      • 0.45% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.45% fail on Door condition
    • 0.45% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.45% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.45% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.45% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.45% fail on Body
      • 0.45% fail on Other body component
    • 0.45% fail on Undertray
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.45% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 5.4% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.89% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (34 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.89% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.89% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 9.4% fail on Tyres
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.89% fail on Size/type
  • 6.7% fail on Steering
    • 4.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Steering play
      • 0.89% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.45% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.45% fail on Power steering
      • 0.45% fail on Operation
  • 1.8% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment
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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