Citroen C5 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
59.4% pass rate
from 2,210 tests in 2020
(19% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps (97% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Position lamp (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.045% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (52% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Direction indicators (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Flashing type (73% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Individual direction indicators (64% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.045% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.50% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.32% fail on Horn
      • 0.090% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.045% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.045% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.14% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.090% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.090% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.045% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.045% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.045% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.045% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.045% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 11% fail on Transmission (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 11% fail on Drive shafts (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 11% fail on Joints (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.27% fail on Prop shafts (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Exhaust system (90% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.045% fail on Pipe
      • 0.045% fail on System
    • 0.090% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.090% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.045% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.045% fail on Bracket
    • 0.090% fail on Seats
      • 0.045% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.045% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.090% fail on Undertray
    • 0.045% fail on Doors
      • 0.045% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.045% fail on Door condition
    • 0.045% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.045% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Pins and bushes (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Linkage
      • 0.045% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.95% fail on Springs (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Coil springs (75% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Coil spring (75% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (69 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Suspension unit (101 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes (135 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Other components (97 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Accumulator
    • 0.68% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.045% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.14% fail on Axles
      • 0.14% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.045% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (95% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (96% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.045% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.045% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 1.00% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.86% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.090% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.045% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.59% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Engine oil leaks (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (17 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 5.3% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.27% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.86% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (48% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.86% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.045% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Parking brake performance (70% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (69% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.090% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.090% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.090% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.23% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.090% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.045% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.090% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.045% fail on Pedal
      • 0.045% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.045% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.045% fail on Lever
    • 0.045% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.045% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.045% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.090% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.045% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.090% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.090% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (42% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Power steering (28 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Other components (37 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Operation (24 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Pipes and hoses (35 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rams (61 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Pump
    • 0.45% fail on Steering gear (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
      • 0.045% fail on Steering box
    • 0.45% fail on Steering linkage components (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Track rod end (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.045% fail on Drag link end
  • 0.63% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.45% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.63% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.18% fail on Registration plates
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