Citroen C4 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
47.7% pass rate
from 8,202 tests in 2020
(19% worse than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (62% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 14% fail on Stop lamp (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Position lamps (93% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Position lamp (94% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamps (29% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp (26% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp levelling device (84% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.024% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.6% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim (23% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim (24% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (38% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (82% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Switch
      • 0.024% fail on Front fog lamps (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.012% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.61% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.37% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.22% fail on Horn
      • 0.024% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.012% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.098% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.061% fail on Reversing lamps (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Reversing lamps (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.012% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 18% fail on Suspension (13% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Springs (67% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Coil springs (68% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 7.2% fail on Coil spring (68% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Mounting
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (31% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage ball joints (66% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (33% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint (67% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Linkage (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Pins and bushes (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms (28% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins and bushes (25% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (26% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (32% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.33% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (60% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.085% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.037% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.037% fail on Axles (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Axle
  • 15% fail on Brakes (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Brake performance (40% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (58% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.024% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.073% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.037% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (28% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (33% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.74% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.098% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (62% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (47% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (47% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Brake discs (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Cable
        • 0.11% fail on Lever
        • 0.061% fail on Pivot (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Linkage
        • 0.012% fail on Relay lever
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.27% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.024% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.55% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.32% fail on Pedal (82% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.55% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.46% fail on Flexible brake hoses (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic systems (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake fluid (92% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake control (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Lever (43% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Rigid brake pipes (92% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.012% fail on Servos
  • 8.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Transmission (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Drive shafts (44% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Joints (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.21% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.21% fail on Joints
      • 0.012% fail on Belts
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.41% fail on Seats (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Driver's seat (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.26% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.20% fail on Engine mounting (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Bracket
    • 0.20% fail on Body
      • 0.13% fail on Other body component
      • 0.061% fail on Panel
    • 0.20% fail on Doors (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.098% fail on Door condition
        • 0.012% fail on Catch
      • 0.061% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.049% fail on Door condition
        • 0.012% fail on Hinge
      • 0.024% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.024% fail on Door condition
    • 0.20% fail on Undertray (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Boot lid (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Boot lid condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Other boot lid component (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Integral vehicle structure (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.085% fail on Chassis
      • 0.085% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.073% fail on Fuel system (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on System
      • 0.012% fail on Tank
      • 0.012% fail on Pipe
    • 0.012% fail on Towbar
      • 0.012% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.012% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 8.4% fail on Steering (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Steering linkage components (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Track rod end (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Drag link end (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.037% fail on Other components
        • 0.024% fail on Steering component (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
      • 0.012% fail on Steering box
    • 0.45% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Steering box
    • 0.098% fail on Power steering (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Operation
      • 0.024% fail on Other components
      • 0.012% fail on Pump
    • 0.012% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.012% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.012% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth (17% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (17% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Size/type (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 7.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.0% fail on Washers (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (29% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Condition of glass (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Windscreen (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Window
    • 0.26% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.24% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear
      • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.024% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.1% fail on Spark ignition (27% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.95% fail on Catalyst emissions (49% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.024% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (70% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.049% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.037% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.024% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.60% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.51% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.049% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.15% fail on Noise suppression (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (48% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Seat belts (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Requirements
    • 0.40% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Airbags
      • 0.073% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.67% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.098% fail on Road Wheels (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Attachment (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Condition
    • 0.012% fail on Hubs
  • 0.012% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.012% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.012% fail on Speed limiter plate
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  • 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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