Citroen C4 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
66.3% pass rate
from 10,367 tests in 2020
(28% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (64% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (37% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (46% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0096% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.78% fail on Position lamps (31% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Position lamp (31% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.30% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0096% fail on Switch
      • 0.0096% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0096% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.096% fail on Electrical equipment (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Horn
      • 0.029% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0096% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.077% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.077% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.029% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.019% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.019% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0096% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth (57% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (18% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Size/type
  • 6.8% fail on Brakes (28% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (50% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (49% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (50% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (58% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (59% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.048% fail on Cable
        • 0.0096% fail on Lever
        • 0.0096% fail on Linkage
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.90% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (37% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Rbt (sp) (46% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Service brake performance (32% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Rbt (32% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake performance (31% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0096% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0096% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0096% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0096% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt
          • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.039% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0096% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.19% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.087% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.096% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake control (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Electronic parking brake (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Lever (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Hand lever (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.077% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.058% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.019% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.048% fail on Rigid brake pipes (79% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility (59% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers (70% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (49% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view (92% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.096% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.058% fail on View to rear
      • 0.058% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.048% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.0% fail on Suspension
    • 3.7% fail on Springs (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Coil springs (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Coil spring (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.67% fail on Linkage ball joints (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0096% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.97% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint (43% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.18% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0096% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0096% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.12% fail on Wheel bearings (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0096% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0096% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0096% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0096% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0096% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 2.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (68% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.077% fail on Joints (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Seats (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Passenger's seat (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
      • 0.019% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.019% fail on Catch (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Body
      • 0.039% fail on Other body component
      • 0.019% fail on Panel
      • 0.0096% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0096% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.077% fail on Undertray (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.048% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.019% fail on System
      • 0.0096% fail on Tank
      • 0.0096% fail on Hose
      • 0.0096% fail on Pipe
    • 0.019% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0096% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0096% fail on Bracket
    • 0.0096% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0096% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.0096% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0096% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (48% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components (57% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (63% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.019% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.087% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.077% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0096% fail on Operation
    • 0.029% fail on Power steering
      • 0.019% fail on Operation
      • 0.0096% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0096% fail on Other components
    • 0.0096% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0096% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0096% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0096% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.85% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (40% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Exhaust emissions (46% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.22% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.039% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0096% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0096% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.0096% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.27% fail on Spark ignition (66% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Catalyst emissions (62% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.087% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.039% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.029% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0096% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.0096% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.077% fail on Noise suppression (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Undertray (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.41% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.0096% fail on Requirements
    • 0.18% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.19% fail on Identification of the vehicle (42% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plates
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