Citroen C5 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
66.0% pass rate
from 937 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.96% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.96% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.43% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.21% fail on Horn
      • 0.11% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.21% fail on Direction indicators (85% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Flashing type (85% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 8.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Transmission (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Drive shafts (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Joints (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
    • 0.21% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Catch
    • 0.11% fail on Undertray
  • 6.8% fail on Suspension
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.75% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.53% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.43% fail on Springs (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Coil springs (87% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Coil spring (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (43 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Suspension unit (48 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes (223 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.96% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.96% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.75% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.75% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.43% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.32% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt
          • 0.21% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.11% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Steering linkage components (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.11% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.8% fail on Power steering (33 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Other components (53 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Pipes and hoses (67 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Operation (14 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rams (137 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.2% fail on Visibility
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.96% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.75% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.43% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.53% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.53% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.32% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.32% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.32% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
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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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