Citroen C5 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
55.6% pass rate
from 3,109 tests in 2020
(10% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Position lamp (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Horn (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Electrical wiring (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.032% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.87% fail on Direction indicators (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Flashing type (56% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Individual direction indicators (53% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters (58% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.29% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.032% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.032% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins and bushes (59% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Ball joint (82% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.0% fail on Springs (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Coil springs (37% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Coil spring (37% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.4% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (71 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Suspension unit (115 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pipes (282 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Other components (144 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation (16 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.35% fail on Wheel bearings (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.064% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.032% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.032% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.064% fail on Axles
      • 0.032% fail on King pins
      • 0.032% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.064% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 11% fail on Transmission (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 11% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 11% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.032% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.39% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.064% fail on Tank
      • 0.064% fail on Pipe
      • 0.032% fail on Hose
      • 0.032% fail on System
    • 0.19% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.096% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.064% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.064% fail on Body
      • 0.064% fail on Panel
    • 0.032% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 9.1% fail on Brakes
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.032% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (33% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (33% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (34% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.032% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.096% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.064% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.26% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.096% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.032% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.51% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Lever
        • 0.032% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.61% fail on Electronic stability control (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic systems (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake fluid (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.29% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.26% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.16% fail on Lever
      • 0.032% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.096% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.064% fail on Pedal
    • 0.13% fail on Rigid brake pipes (90% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.064% fail on Size/type
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.096% fail on View to rear
      • 0.096% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.032% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.8% fail on Compression ignition (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (97% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (92% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Emissions not tested (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.032% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.032% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.48% fail on Spark ignition (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Emissions not tested (82% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.032% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.58% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (13 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Other leaks
  • 5.5% fail on Steering (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Power steering (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Other components (21 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pipes and hoses (22 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Operation (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Rams
    • 2.1% fail on Steering gear (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Steering box
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.096% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.064% fail on Steering wheel (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.77% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.51% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Airbags
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.61% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.51% fail on Attachment
    • 0.064% fail on Condition
    • 0.032% fail on Hubs
  • 0.26% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plates
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    Very comfortable, fantastic all-speed refinement, lots of interior space, well equipped from mid-range upwards.

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