Citroen C4 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
46.4% pass rate
from 8,717 tests in 2017
(19% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 36% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (54% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 13% fail on Stop lamp (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Position lamps (76% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Front lamps (85% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on All position lamps
    • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Individual lamps (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on All direction indicators (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamps (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.092% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.057% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.023% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.092% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Dipswitch (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
      • 0.011% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.1% fail on Battery (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Horn
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.092% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.023% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.023% fail on Lamp
  • 24% fail on Suspension (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 11% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Location
    • 6.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (16% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage condition (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 4.6% fail on Drive shafts (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Front drive shafts (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Couplings
      • 0.046% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.046% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.8% fail on Shock absorbers (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Fitment
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Attachment
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.0% fail on Rear
      • 0.78% fail on Front
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.29% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Component mounting (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Subframe mounting (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Trailing arms (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.034% fail on Sub-frames (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
    • 0.023% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
    • 0.011% fail on Axles
      • 0.011% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.4% fail on Rear wheels (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (16% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.36% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.092% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.011% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.9% fail on Hub components (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Brake pads (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs (79% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake calipers (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Components (52% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Hoses
        • 0.45% fail on Reservoirs (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Pipes (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Servos
        • 0.011% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.057% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.0% fail on ABS
    • 0.48% fail on Parking brake (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Condition (41% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Restricted movement (75% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake control components (81% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal (81% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Anti-slip (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.14% fail on Cable
      • 0.023% fail on Lever
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage
      • 0.011% fail on Pivot
    • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.011% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.011% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.011% fail on Components
        • 0.011% fail on Servos
    • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.9% fail on Tyres (12% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Tread depth (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.64% fail on Size/type (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.1% fail on Washers (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers (38% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Windscreen (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.011% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 8.0% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Steering system (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint (94% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Steering arm (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Free play (93% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Steering rack (95% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drag link end (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
        • 0.023% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.011% fail on Steering damper
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.023% fail on Other components (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.011% fail on Drive system
      • 0.011% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.011% fail on Pump
    • 0.069% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.023% fail on Steering control
      • 0.023% fail on Steering column
  • 5.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Emissions
    • 0.50% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on System
      • 0.080% fail on Cap
      • 0.034% fail on Tank
  • 2.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Passengers (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Doors (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Passengers other (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
    • 0.21% fail on Body condition (57% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Load security (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Tailgate (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.011% fail on Access panel
    • 0.080% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.069% fail on Body security
    • 0.023% fail on Vehicle structure (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Chassis (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Seat belts (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
      • 0.034% fail on Requirements
    • 0.55% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.79% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.080% fail on Road Wheels (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Attachment (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2005 cars)
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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