Citroen C5 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
54.9% pass rate
from 4,043 tests in 2020
(23% 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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (34% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps (94% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Position lamp (97% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Switch
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (71% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.049% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.89% fail on Electrical equipment (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Horn (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.025% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.72% fail on Direction indicators (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Flashing type (60% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Individual direction indicators (61% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters (61% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.37% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.025% fail on Switch
    • 0.099% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.099% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.099% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Pins and bushes (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint (96% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage
      • 0.099% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.049% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.025% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Pins and bushes (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Other suspension component
    • 1.3% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (80 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Suspension unit (113 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pipes (293 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Other components (85 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Accumulator
    • 1.3% fail on Springs (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs (70% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring (71% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Mounting
    • 0.25% fail on Wheel bearings (57% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Axles
      • 0.025% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.025% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.025% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.025% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 12% fail on Transmission (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 11% fail on Drive shafts (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 11% fail on Joints (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Flexible couplings (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Prop shafts (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Joints (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Exhaust system (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Undertray (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.025% fail on Bracket
    • 0.074% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.049% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.025% fail on Tank
      • 0.025% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.049% fail on Body
      • 0.049% fail on Other body component
  • 8.3% fail on Brakes
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.94% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.94% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.27% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Lever
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (31% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (34% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (30% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.074% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.025% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.27% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance (71% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (70% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance (79% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.074% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.074% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.27% fail on Brake fluid (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.25% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.049% fail on Electronic braking system (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.099% fail on Rigid brake pipes (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Parking brake control (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Electronic parking brake
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth (29% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.049% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.67% fail on Spark ignition (68% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (41% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Catalyst emissions (90% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.42% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.025% fail on Undertray
  • 5.3% fail on Visibility
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear
      • 0.099% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.025% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 4.5% fail on Steering (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Power steering (32 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Other components (48 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Operation (31 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pipes and hoses (30 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Rams (18 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering gear (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Steering box (18 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Steering linkage components (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Track rod end (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.025% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.025% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.025% fail on Steering play
      • 0.025% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Condition
  • 0.59% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.49% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
      • 0.025% fail on Requirements
      • 0.025% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.099% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.32% 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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