Citroen C5 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
59.8% pass rate
from 3,954 tests in 2017
(22% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (53% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Front lamps (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.025% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.51% fail on Horn (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Direction indicators (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Flashing type (77% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Individual lamps (79% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Fog lamp (60% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Battery
    • 0.076% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.076% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.051% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.051% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.025% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.025% fail on Lamp
  • 18% fail on Suspension (67% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Drive shafts (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Front drive shafts (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 8.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Couplings
      • 0.10% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.025% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (33% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.025% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Coil springs (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Fluid suspension (100 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Suspension unit (86 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other components (107 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation (294 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes (121 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Bellows
      • 0.025% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.23% fail on Tie bars/rods (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Front
      • 0.025% fail on Rear
    • 0.076% fail on Bonded suspension (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
      • 0.025% fail on Condition
    • 0.051% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.051% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 0.051% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
    • 0.025% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.025% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.025% fail on Axles
      • 0.025% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.076% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.051% fail on Size/type
    • 0.025% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 6.9% fail on Brakes
    • 4.0% fail on Hub components (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Brake pads (52% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake calipers (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (58% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Rear wheels (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Front wheels (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.43% fail on Mechanical components (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Cable (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pivot
    • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic systems (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Components (61% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Hoses
        • 0.025% fail on Pipes
        • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.10% fail on Leaks
    • 0.18% fail on ABS
    • 0.15% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.10% fail on Parking brake (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Electronic parking brake
      • 0.051% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.025% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.025% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.025% fail on Pedal
        • 0.025% fail on Anti-slip
  • 4.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.076% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.076% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.4% fail on Steering (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Power steering (24 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Other components (39 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Operation (23 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Pipes and hoses (41 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Rams (24 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pump
    • 0.94% fail on Steering system
      • 0.61% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Track rod end (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Free play
        • 0.025% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.20% fail on Steering operation (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.66% fail on Road Wheels (92% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.51% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on System
      • 0.051% fail on Tank
      • 0.051% fail on Cap
    • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.46% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.43% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
    • 0.025% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.025% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.20% fail on Registration plates and VIN (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plate (59% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.15% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Body condition
    • 0.025% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.025% fail on Doors
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.025% fail on Load security
      • 0.025% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.025% fail on Towbars
    • 0.025% fail on Towbar
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