Citroen C4 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
56.5% pass rate
from 3,373 tests in 2017
(31% worse than other 2009 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 2009 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 2009 cars)
    • 10% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Headlamp aim (96% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Position lamps (93% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Front lamps (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.059% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps (65% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp (68% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Switch (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (78% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Switch
    • 0.86% fail on Rear fog lamp (89% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Fog lamp (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Switch (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Battery
    • 0.059% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 5.4% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Front drive shafts (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Couplings
      • 0.030% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.030% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.1% fail on Coil springs (24% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Condition (23% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.059% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.74% fail on Suspension arms (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.56% fail on Front (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear
    • 0.50% fail on Shock absorbers (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.059% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.059% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.030% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.089% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.6% fail on Steering (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Steering system (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Steering arm (32 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Free play (25 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Steering rack (25 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drag link end (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Power steering
      • 0.059% fail on Rams (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Other components
  • 7.4% fail on Brakes
    • 4.1% fail on Hub components (47% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Brake discs (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.030% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.21% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.030% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.030% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.53% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.53% fail on Components
        • 0.27% fail on Hoses
        • 0.15% fail on Pipes (70% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on ABS
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.089% fail on Electronic parking brake
      • 0.089% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.059% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.059% fail on Pedal
        • 0.059% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.030% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.030% fail on Cable
  • 6.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.089% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Exhaust system (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.089% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.059% fail on System
      • 0.030% fail on Cap
  • 0.47% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.15% fail on Body condition
    • 0.15% fail on Seats
      • 0.089% fail on Drivers
      • 0.059% fail on Passengers
    • 0.089% fail on Doors
      • 0.059% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.030% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.059% fail on Body security
    • 0.030% fail on Load security
      • 0.030% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.44% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.24% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.24% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.21% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.030% fail on Requirements
      • 0.030% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.33% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.089% 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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