DS DS3 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
59.5% pass rate
from 9,386 tests in 2017
(65% 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 DS DS3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Drive shafts (16 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Front drive shafts (16 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 9.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (16 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Couplings (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.12% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (13 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts (14 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Location (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.61% fail on Suspension arms (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (34% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.22% fail on Front (92% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Rear
    • 0.22% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.075% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 0.075% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.075% fail on Condition
    • 0.053% fail on Shock absorbers (94% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Condition (94% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.011% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.011% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (63% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.011% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps (33% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front lamps (41% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.011% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.91% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.91% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.74% fail on Individual lamps (53% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.064% fail on Side repeaters (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.20% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Horn
    • 0.032% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.011% fail on Battery
  • 9.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Wipers (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (73% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.021% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Exhaust system (14 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Emissions
    • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Fuel system (67% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on System
      • 0.011% fail on Cap
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres (14% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth (39% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.096% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Brakes (23% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Hub components (58% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (38% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.011% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.60% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.55% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.26% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance (54% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.011% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems (53% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Components
        • 0.096% fail on Hoses
        • 0.021% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.011% fail on Pipes
      • 0.021% fail on Leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
    • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.085% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.075% fail on Parking brake (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on ABS
    • 0.064% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.064% fail on Pedal
        • 0.043% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.021% fail on Condition
    • 0.011% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.011% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
  • 1.5% fail on Steering (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.011% fail on Free play
        • 0.011% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.021% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.011% fail on Steering control
      • 0.011% fail on Steering column
    • 0.011% fail on Power steering
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.45% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.28% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.23% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.011% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Installation check
        • 0.011% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels (56% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment (98% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Condition
  • 0.32% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.14% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.043% fail on Body security (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Body condition
    • 0.032% fail on Seats
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers
    • 0.021% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.011% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.011% fail on Doors
      • 0.011% fail on Passengers front
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