Citroen C4 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
48.4% pass rate
from 5,736 tests in 2020
(18% 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.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (65% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 13% fail on Stop lamp (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamps (32% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Headlamp (29% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp levelling device (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Dipswitch (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Matched pair
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Side repeaters (20% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.017% fail on Arm
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (10% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (6.7% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (49% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (26% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (71% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Switch (8.6% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Electrical equipment (4.2% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Battery(ies) (82% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Horn (38% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Electrical wiring (9.7% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Position lamps (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Position lamp (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 0.087% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Main beam tell-tale (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (83% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Rear reflectors (44% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 0.017% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.017% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 18% fail on Suspension (9.8% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Springs (74% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Coil springs (75% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Coil spring (76% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Mounting (5.2% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (24% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (87% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (5.9% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint dust cover (9.2% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Linkage (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms (25% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins and bushes (22% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (19% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint dust cover (21% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (25% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (10% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (46% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Other suspension component (4.9% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover (82% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes (62% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut (19% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Macpherson strut (23% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (51% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.070% fail on Axles (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Suspension rods (39% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint (49% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 15% fail on Brakes (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Brake performance (49% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (83% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (91% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (30% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.070% fail on Plate brake tester (65% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.052% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.017% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (21% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (23% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (29% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance (20% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.66% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (13% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Rbt (sp) (10% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake imbalance (5.4% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (55% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (40% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake discs and drums (83% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Brake discs (85% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Cable (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Pivot
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2.9% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability control (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.51% fail on Parking brake control (4.7% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Lever (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic systems (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Reservoirs (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid (66% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Servos (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.38% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (69% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (16% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Flexible brake hoses (58% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal (12% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Rigid brake pipes (93% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.017% fail on Valves
    • 0.017% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.017% fail on Other components
  • 9.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (29% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Transmission (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Drive shafts (68% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Joints (69% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts (26% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Joints (6.1% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Belts (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system (1.3% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Seats (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Driver's seat (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Passenger's seat (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Bumpers (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Doors (17% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Other passenger's door (3.6% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition (2.4% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's door (30% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition (44% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Front passenger's door (70% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Door condition (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Engine mounting (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Bracket (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Integral vehicle structure (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (40% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.017% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.017% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.17% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Body (25% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Other body component (31% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Panel (4.5% better 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)
      • 0.035% fail on Other boot lid component (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Chassis (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Chassis condition (56% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Fuel system (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Tank (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Pipe
    • 0.052% fail on Floor (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Towbar
      • 0.017% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.017% fail on Cabs
      • 0.017% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 8.4% fail on Tyres (15% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth (19% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (8.5% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Size/type (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 7.4% fail on Steering (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Steering linkage components (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Other components (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Steering linkage (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.7% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Steering play (94% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack (97% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Other components (10% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Operation
      • 0.017% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.017% fail on Pump
      • 0.017% fail on Rams
    • 0.017% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility (7.0% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Washers (9.1% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (25% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Driver's view (55% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear (16% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Mirrors (14% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass (0.78% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen (9.6% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Window
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet (51% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 4.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (21% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (25% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition (42% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (25% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Catalyst emissions (61% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (52% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (26% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Emissions not tested (49% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (34% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (6.7% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (91% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Fluid leaks (17% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Engine oil leaks (41% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.14% fail on Noise suppression (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Sound deadening material (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.96% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (56% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Seat belts (45% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition (22% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas (71% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Requirements
      • 0.017% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.38% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Airbags (20% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.92% fail on Identification of the vehicle (57% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Registration plates (58% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels (56% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment (45% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Condition
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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