Citroen C5 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
68.5% pass rate
from 511 tests in 2020
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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.98% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.78% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.20% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.98% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.98% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.98% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.78% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.39% fail on Horn
      • 0.20% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.20% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.39% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 7.4% fail on Suspension
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.7% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.78% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.78% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (89 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Suspension unit (207 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Springs (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Coil springs (79% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Coil spring (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Other suspension component (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 7.0% fail on Brakes
    • 4.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 4.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 4.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.59% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.59% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt
          • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.39% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt
          • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.39% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.20% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.20% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.20% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
  • 5.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Transmission (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Undertray (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.20% fail on Towbar
      • 0.20% fail on Other towbar components
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.7% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering linkage components (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (52 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Other components (89 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Operation (29 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Rams (353 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 2.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.0% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.20% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.39% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.39% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.20% fail on Requirements
    • 0.20% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% 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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