Citroen C5 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
56.8% pass rate
from 3,214 tests in 2017
(17% 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.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (76% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Position lamps (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Front lamps (66% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.062% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.062% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.031% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.031% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.031% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.72% fail on Direction indicators (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Flashing type (60% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Individual lamps (43% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.031% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.65% fail on Horn (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.28% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.062% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.062% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.093% fail on Battery
    • 0.093% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.093% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.062% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.062% fail on Lamp
    • 0.031% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 21% fail on Suspension (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 11% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 11% fail on Constant velocity joints (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid suspension (146 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Suspension unit (126 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pipes (402 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Other components (127 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Operation (312 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Accumulator
      • 0.031% fail on Levelling valve
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.37% fail on Front
      • 0.16% fail on Rear
    • 0.12% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.062% fail on Gas suspension (66 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Suspension unit (93 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.062% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.062% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.031% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.031% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
    • 0.031% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
    • 0.031% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
  • 8.3% fail on Brakes
    • 4.3% fail on Hub components (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Brake pads (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.031% fail on Brake linings
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.68% fail on Rear wheels (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.093% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.031% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.44% fail on Hydraulic systems (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Components (71% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Hoses
        • 0.062% fail on Pipes (93% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.12% fail on Leaks
    • 0.34% fail on ABS
    • 0.25% fail on Mechanical components (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.093% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 8.1% fail on Tyres
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.031% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.40% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.093% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.062% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.8% fail on Steering (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system (86% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.062% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.031% fail on Other components
        • 0.031% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 2.4% fail on Power steering (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Other components (29 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Pipes and hoses (25 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Operation (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Rams (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.68% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.62% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Condition
  • 0.44% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.16% fail on System
    • 0.12% fail on Exhaust system (93% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Emissions (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.40% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Requirements
  • 0.28% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Doors
      • 0.062% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.031% fail on Drivers
      • 0.031% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.062% fail on Body condition
    • 0.062% fail on Seats
      • 0.062% fail on Drivers
    • 0.031% fail on Body security
  • 0.25% fail on Registration plates and VIN (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plate (57% better than other 2008 cars)
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  • Citroen C5 (2008 - 2016)
    Very comfortable, fantastic all-speed refinement, lots of interior space, well equipped from mid-range upwards.

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