Citroen C5 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
55.7% pass rate
from 3,426 tests in 2020
(18% 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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (23% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp (77% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (28% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (49% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps (12% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (9.4% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Headlamp levelling device (56% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Electrical equipment (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Horn (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Battery(ies) (1.4% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Direction indicators (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Flashing type (55% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Individual direction indicators (48% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on All direction indicators (36% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (28% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp (28% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp (32% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Switch
    • 0.088% fail on Rear reflectors (27% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Position lamps (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Position lamp (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.029% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 14% fail on Suspension (7.8% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Suspension arms (69% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Pins and bushes (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint (6.0% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Suspension arm (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (4.6% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (80% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (27% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Linkage
    • 1.7% fail on Springs (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Coil springs (61% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Coil spring (61% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers (10% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Pins and bushes (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (71 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Suspension unit (116 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pipes (182 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation (29 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other components (88 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Bellows
    • 0.35% fail on Wheel bearings (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames (45% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Sub-frame (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.058% fail on Macpherson strut (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.029% fail on Axles
      • 0.029% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 12% fail on Transmission (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 12% fail on Drive shafts (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 12% fail on Joints (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Flexible couplings (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.41% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Exhaust system (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Undertray (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Fuel system (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Tank
      • 0.029% fail on Pipe
      • 0.029% fail on System
    • 0.058% fail on Towbar (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Other towbar components (32 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Engine mounting (40% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Engine mounting condition (80% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.029% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.029% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.029% fail on Chassis
      • 0.029% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.029% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.029% fail on Doors
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.029% fail on Door condition
  • 8.4% fail on Tyres (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth (27% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type (51% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 8.3% fail on Brakes (2.8% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (52% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Brake pads (52% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (15% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (8.2% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (14% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (34% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (33% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (38% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance (23% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (29% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt (sp) (28% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance (23% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.058% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Parking brake performance (59% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (58% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance (65% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.058% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (16% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.029% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Anti-lock braking system (30% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability control (14% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic systems (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal (2.1% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Hand lever (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses (50% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (9.3% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.029% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.029% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.029% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.029% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.029% fail on Other components
  • 6.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (71% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Compression ignition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.029% fail on Particulate filter
      • 0.73% fail on Spark ignition (69% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (37% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Catalyst emissions (95% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.029% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.50% fail on Fluid leaks (95% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks (10% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (19 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Other leaks (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Noise suppression (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility (4.5% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Washers (35% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Condition of glass (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Windscreen (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear (2.6% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors (4.5% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet (16% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Driver's view (29% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 4.9% fail on Steering (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Power steering (27 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Operation (26 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Other components (41 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Pipes and hoses (24 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rams (36 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pump
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Operation
    • 0.79% fail on Steering linkage components (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Track rod end (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.029% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.058% fail on Steering play (13% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Steering rack (15% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.029% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.35% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (62% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition (18% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.23% fail on Identification of the vehicle (48% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plates (48% better than other 2009 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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