Citroen C4 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
53.0% pass rate
from 10,336 tests in 2020
(35% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 10% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Position lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps (87% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp (97% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0097% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0097% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 5.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (36% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (37% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators (62% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type (62% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters (65% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators (84% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Switch
    • 0.48% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0097% fail on Switch
    • 0.34% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.32% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.019% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical equipment (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Horn (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.039% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0097% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.019% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 0.0097% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0097% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0097% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.6% fail on Suspension (12% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Springs
      • 4.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.2% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.058% fail on Mounting (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (83% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.058% fail on Linkage (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (36% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.41% fail on Pins and bushes (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.41% fail on Shock absorbers (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.38% fail on Other suspension component (85% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.058% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.039% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0097% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0097% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.058% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Operation (18 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Bellows
    • 0.048% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Sub-frames (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0097% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0097% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes (25% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (59% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (64% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Brake pads (64% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (41% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (41% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Lever
        • 0.0097% fail on Linkage
    • 3.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (29% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (37% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0097% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance (43% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0097% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.45% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt
          • 0.42% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.019% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0097% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.23% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (47% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance (57% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.097% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.64% fail on Parking brake control (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Electronic parking brake (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Lever
    • 0.38% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.29% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.26% fail on Flexible brake hoses (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.097% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.029% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.039% fail on Rigid brake pipes (93% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.019% fail on Other components
      • 0.0097% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.0097% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0097% fail on Valves
    • 0.0097% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0097% fail on Operation
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres (26% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth (52% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 7.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Transmission (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0097% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.15% fail on Prop shafts (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Belts (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Exhaust system (64% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Seats (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's seat (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Passenger's seat (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Body (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Body condition
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Doors
      • 0.077% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.077% fail on Door condition
      • 0.058% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.058% fail on Door condition
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.039% fail on Pipe
      • 0.029% fail on System
      • 0.019% fail on Tank
      • 0.019% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (85% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Boot lid (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Boot lid condition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Other boot lid component (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.068% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Undertray
    • 0.0097% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0097% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0097% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility (39% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Washers (71% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.097% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.097% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.058% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (84% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (87% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.019% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.019% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0097% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.93% fail on Spark ignition (38% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Catalyst emissions (43% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.029% fail on Emissions not tested (83% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.058% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 3.9% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components (83% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end (67% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drag link end (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Other components
        • 0.019% fail on Steering linkage (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.97% fail on Steering gear (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Operation
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Power steering
      • 0.029% fail on Operation
      • 0.019% fail on Pump (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Other components
      • 0.0097% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.0097% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.84% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.55% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (46% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
      • 0.029% fail on Requirements
      • 0.019% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0097% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0097% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.039% fail on Airbags
      • 0.039% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle (40% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates (40% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.0097% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0097% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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