Citroen C4 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
62.9% pass rate
from 9,769 tests in 2020
(25% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (42% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp (92% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (75% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (21% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (20% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp (18% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.031% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 0.30% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.27% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.23% fail on Horn
      • 0.020% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.020% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.041% fail on Reversing lamps (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Reversing lamps (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 9.2% fail on Suspension
    • 5.4% fail on Springs (66% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Coil springs (66% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Coil spring (66% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (33% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.67% fail on Pins and bushes (44% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (86% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint (85% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (63% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Linkage
      • 0.072% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint dust cover (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.020% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.43% fail on Shock absorbers (62% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Other suspension component (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.031% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.031% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.020% fail on Bellows (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.020% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.010% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 8.4% fail on Brakes (39% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (60% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (60% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (60% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (75% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (76% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.072% fail on Cable
        • 0.010% fail on Pivot
        • 0.010% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance (23% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (64% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt
          • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.041% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.28% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.76% fail on Parking brake control (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Electronic parking brake (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Lever (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.27% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.010% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.24% fail on Pedal (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Hand lever (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.072% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.031% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.010% fail on Servos
    • 0.10% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.082% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.020% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.020% fail on Other components
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres (32% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth (48% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition (21% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.10% fail on View to rear
      • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.051% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.051% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.031% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (92% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Transmission (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.082% fail on Joints
    • 0.21% fail on Exhaust system (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's seat (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Body
      • 0.051% fail on Other body component
      • 0.031% fail on Panel
      • 0.020% fail on Body condition (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.061% fail on Doors
      • 0.041% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.041% fail on Door condition
      • 0.020% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition
    • 0.031% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.031% fail on Other boot lid component (16 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Fuel system (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Tank
    • 0.020% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.020% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.010% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 2.3% fail on Steering (88% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.010% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.11% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.041% fail on Power steering
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
      • 0.020% fail on Other components
    • 0.010% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (39% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (40% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.30% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (42% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.031% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.020% fail on Other emission control equipment (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.010% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.010% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.47% fail on Spark ignition (56% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (45% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Catalyst emissions (67% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.10% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.082% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.010% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.010% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.010% fail on Undertray
  • 0.47% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
      • 0.010% fail on Requirements
    • 0.19% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.010% fail on Airbags
      • 0.010% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.010% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.010% fail on Doors
      • 0.010% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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  • Citroen C4 (2011 - 2018)
    Huge improvement in quality on previous C4. Comfortable and quiet on the move. Large and useful boot. Good HDi diesel engines. Neat styling.

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