DS DS3 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
54.2% pass rate
from 5,046 tests in 2020
(36% 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.

  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 12% fail on Transmission (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 12% fail on Drive shafts (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 12% fail on Joints (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.30% fail on Prop shafts (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust system (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Passenger's seat (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.079% fail on Other body component
      • 0.059% fail on Panel
    • 0.099% fail on Undertray
    • 0.079% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.040% fail on System
      • 0.020% fail on Tank
      • 0.020% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.059% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.059% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 15% fail on Suspension (37% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Springs (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Coil springs (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 8.8% fail on Coil spring (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint (66% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Pins and bushes (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.020% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (24% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Linkage
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Other suspension component (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.040% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.36% fail on Macpherson strut (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.099% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.32% fail on Shock absorbers (76% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.040% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.020% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.020% fail on Sub-frame
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps (52% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp (46% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp (44% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.63% fail on Direction indicators (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Flashing type (66% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Individual direction indicators (67% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (75% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.40% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.40% fail on Horn (81% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.26% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.099% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.099% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.020% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.020% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 8.1% fail on Brakes
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (26% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Brake discs (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.040% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.020% fail on Rod
        • 0.020% fail on Cable
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.67% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt
          • 0.54% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.020% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.22% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.099% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.040% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.65% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (68% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Electronic stability control (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.50% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.50% fail on Lever (83% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.36% fail on Hand lever (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Pedal
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.079% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.040% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.059% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.040% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.040% fail on Rigid brake pipes (92% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.020% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.020% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.020% fail on Other components
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility (55% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Washers (69% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers (59% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.099% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.059% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.059% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres (18% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth (23% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.059% fail on Size/type
  • 5.2% fail on Steering (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.020% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.020% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.079% fail on Steering play
      • 0.079% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.059% fail on Steering wheel (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
    • 0.020% fail on Steering column
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (31% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (26% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Spark ignition (91% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (85% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.059% fail on Non catalyst emissions (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Compression ignition (54% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (60% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (56% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.040% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.32% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.28% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.020% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.020% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.099% fail on Noise suppression (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Undertray
      • 0.040% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (89% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Seat belts (97% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
      • 0.020% fail on Requirements
    • 0.61% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (63% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.69% fail on Road Wheels (73% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Condition
  • 0.24% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.040% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.020% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.020% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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