DS DS3 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
59.7% pass rate
from 4,340 tests in 2017
(38% 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 DS DS3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 11% fail on Drive shafts (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front drive shafts (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 11% fail on Constant velocity joints (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Couplings
      • 0.12% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Coil springs (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Location
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.046% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Front (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear
    • 0.67% fail on Front suspension joints (93% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.069% fail on Shock absorbers (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Condition (93% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
    • 0.023% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (27% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (55% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear lamps (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.46% fail on Direction indicators (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Individual lamps (67% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (70% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.30% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.069% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.14% fail on Horn
    • 0.092% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.046% fail on Battery
    • 0.023% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
  • 9.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Exhaust system (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Emissions (97% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.1% fail on Tyres (19% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth (34% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.023% fail on Size/type
  • 7.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (64% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers (71% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.37% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 6.1% fail on Brakes
    • 3.5% fail on Hub components (26% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.023% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.55% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.51% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.16% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.46% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Components (61% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Pipes (77% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Hoses
        • 0.023% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.023% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.023% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
        • 0.14% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.092% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.092% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.069% fail on ABS
    • 0.023% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.023% fail on Lever
  • 2.3% fail on Steering (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.023% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.023% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.092% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.069% fail on Steering control
      • 0.046% fail on Steering wheel (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.046% fail on Power steering
      • 0.046% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.90% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (67% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
      • 0.046% fail on Requirements
      • 0.046% fail on Installation check (22 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Belt(s)/padding (31 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.44% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.41% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment
    • 0.046% fail on Condition
  • 0.32% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.18% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.069% fail on Seats
      • 0.069% fail on Passengers
    • 0.046% fail on Body security
    • 0.046% fail on Body condition
    • 0.023% fail on Engine mountings
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