Citroen C4 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
49.3% pass rate
from 21,458 tests in 2020
(25% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 11% fail on Stop lamp (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Position lamps (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Position lamp (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps (95% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Switch
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Headlamp levelling device (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.014% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (94% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters (60% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.0047% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0047% fail on Arm
    • 0.81% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (45% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 0.40% fail on Electrical equipment (30% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Horn (41% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.047% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.014% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.065% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0093% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0093% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0047% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0047% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0047% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 12% fail on Suspension (14% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Springs (14% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Coil springs (13% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Coil spring (14% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Mounting (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Linkage (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0047% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (28% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes (41% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension arm (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.53% fail on Other suspension component (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Macpherson strut (49% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0047% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.17% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Suspension unit (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Bellows (23 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Other components
    • 0.075% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0093% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0093% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.047% fail on Sub-frames (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0047% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0047% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.014% fail on Axles (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (87% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 9.4% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Flexible couplings (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.34% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Belts
    • 1.00% fail on Exhaust system (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Body (87% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Panel (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0047% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0093% fail on Catch
      • 0.014% fail on Front passenger's door (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Driver's door (89% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0093% fail on Door condition (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on System
      • 0.042% fail on Tank
      • 0.033% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0093% fail on Hose
    • 0.16% fail on Undertray (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.14% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (70% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0047% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Bracket
    • 0.093% fail on Boot lid (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Boot lid condition (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Other boot lid component (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Chassis
      • 0.061% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.033% fail on Towbar (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Other towbar components (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.019% fail on Passenger compartment (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Load security
      • 0.014% fail on Tailgate (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0093% fail on Tailgate condition
        • 0.0047% fail on Other tailgate component
    • 0.0093% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0093% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0047% fail on Floor
    • 0.0047% fail on Cabs
      • 0.0047% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 12% fail on Brakes (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (64% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (61% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Brake pads (61% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0093% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.66% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Cable (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Lever
        • 0.019% fail on Linkage
    • 5.5% fail on Brake performance (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (59% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0047% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance (27% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.0047% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0047% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0047% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.019% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0093% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0093% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0093% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.30% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (44% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt (sp) (43% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance (44% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.070% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0047% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0047% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (94% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Anti-lock braking system (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Electronic braking system (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Parking brake control (79% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Electronic parking brake (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Lever (90% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.43% fail on Pedal (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Hand lever (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic systems (69% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid (60% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0047% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.23% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.051% fail on Rigid brake pipes (96% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0093% fail on Other components
      • 0.0047% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0047% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.0047% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0047% fail on Leaks
    • 0.0047% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0047% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Tread depth (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Washers (64% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0093% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0047% fail on Window
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Compression ignition (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.028% fail on Other emission control equipment (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.0047% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.033% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.028% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition (32% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.56% fail on Catalyst emissions (61% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested (59% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.49% fail on Fluid leaks (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Engine oil leaks (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0093% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.089% fail on Noise suppression (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 3.8% fail on Steering (69% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components (62% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0093% fail on Other components
        • 0.0047% fail on Steering component
        • 0.0047% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0047% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.84% fail on Steering gear (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Steering play (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering
      • 0.056% fail on Operation
      • 0.037% fail on Other components
      • 0.014% fail on Pump
      • 0.0093% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.023% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.83% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0093% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0047% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.028% fail on Airbags
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0047% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
    • 0.028% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.35% fail on Identification of the vehicle (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plates (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0047% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.014% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0093% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.0047% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.0093% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0093% fail on Doors (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0093% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
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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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