DS DS3 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
63.7% pass rate
from 14,019 tests in 2017
(73% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the DS DS3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (59% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Matched pair (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0071% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0071% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0071% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0071% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.31% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.58% fail on Direction indicators (32% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Flashing type (32% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.086% fail on Side repeaters (78% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.14% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Battery
    • 0.0071% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 11% fail on Suspension (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Drive shafts (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Front drive shafts (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Couplings
      • 0.057% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Drive shafts (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Coil springs (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Location
    • 0.95% fail on Anti-roll bars (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.45% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.036% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Attachment
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.13% fail on Front
      • 0.064% fail on Rear
    • 0.11% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.057% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.057% fail on Condition
    • 0.050% fail on Shock absorbers (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.036% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Wipers (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (77% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.100% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.014% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Exhaust system (21 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Emissions (95% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Fuel system (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on System
      • 0.0071% fail on Tank
      • 0.0071% fail on Cap
    • 0.036% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres (37% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Size/type
    • 0.057% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.4% fail on Brakes (41% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Hub components (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (32% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Brake linings (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance (46% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Rear wheels (44% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Front wheels (94% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake imbalance (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.014% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0071% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Components
        • 0.057% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Hoses
        • 0.021% fail on Pipes
      • 0.0071% fail on Leaks
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake control components (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Anti-slip (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.029% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.014% fail on ABS (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.0071% fail on Condition
  • 0.51% fail on Steering
    • 0.47% fail on Steering system (39% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Track rod end (73% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.021% fail on Power steering
      • 0.014% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0071% fail on Operation
    • 0.0071% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.0071% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.44% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0071% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0071% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0071% fail on Belt(s)/padding
      • 0.0071% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.21% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.19% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels (57% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment (86% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Condition
  • 0.30% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.078% fail on Seats (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Drivers (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Passengers
    • 0.014% fail on Body security
    • 0.014% fail on Body condition (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Doors
      • 0.0071% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.0071% fail on Load security
      • 0.0071% fail on Bootlid
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