Citroen C4 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
67.9% pass rate
from 14,083 tests in 2020
(42% worse than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (96% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps (83% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp (93% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0071% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0071% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (44% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (41% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (70% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0071% fail on Arm
    • 0.66% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.62% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.036% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0071% fail on Switch
    • 0.23% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.078% fail on Horn
      • 0.014% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0071% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0071% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.043% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.036% fail on Reversing lamps (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Reversing lamps (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.021% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.021% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.014% fail on Main beam tell-tale (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres (46% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth (62% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (33% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Size/type
    • 0.028% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 7.1% fail on Visibility (71% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (64% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers (90% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on View to rear (93% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors (87% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.064% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.064% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.021% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.8% fail on Brakes (57% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (80% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (79% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Brake pads (79% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Brake linings (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0071% fail on Lever
    • 1.7% fail on Brake performance (29% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.77% fail on Rbt
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0071% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.70% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (64% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.21% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.050% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Rbt (53% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control (62% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Electronic parking brake (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Lever
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (78% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Hand lever (75% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.078% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0071% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Reservoirs (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.085% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Rigid brake pipes (68% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Suspension (16% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Springs (19% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (19% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring (20% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.0071% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.53% fail on Suspension arms (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes (60% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.26% fail on Shock absorbers (52% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.092% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.014% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0071% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0071% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0071% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0071% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 2.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (98% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Seats (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Driver's seat (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Passenger's seat (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Body
      • 0.057% fail on Other body component
      • 0.021% fail on Panel
    • 0.050% fail on Doors
      • 0.043% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.043% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0071% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0071% fail on Hinge
    • 0.043% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.021% fail on Spare wheel (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Spare wheel condition (11 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Carrier
    • 0.014% fail on Fuel system (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Tank
      • 0.0071% fail on System
    • 0.014% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.014% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0071% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.0071% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0071% fail on Requirements
    • 0.021% fail on Airbags
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.61% fail on Steering
    • 0.50% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.48% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0071% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.036% fail on Steering wheel (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Steering column (13 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0071% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0071% fail on Other components
    • 0.0071% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0071% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.45% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (60% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Exhaust emissions (63% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Compression ignition (46% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (50% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (54% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0071% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.14% fail on Spark ignition (77% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (69% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Catalyst emissions (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Noise suppression (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Sound deadening material
    • 0.014% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0071% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0071% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.028% fail on Condition
  • 0.16% fail on Identification of the vehicle (42% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Registration plates (41% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.0071% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0071% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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    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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