DS DS3 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
55.7% pass rate
from 16,471 tests in 2020
(68% 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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (85% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (66% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (64% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (40% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (40% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.079% fail on Side repeaters (86% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (39% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (32% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp (34% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.20% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (35% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (37% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Switch
      • 0.0061% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0061% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0061% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Horn
      • 0.018% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0061% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.0061% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 10% fail on Transmission (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 10.0% fail on Drive shafts (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 10.0% fail on Joints (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.012% fail on Flexible couplings (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Prop shafts (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Joints (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Belts
    • 7.4% fail on Exhaust system (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Body
      • 0.079% fail on Other body component
      • 0.012% fail on Body condition (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.0061% fail on Panel
    • 0.097% fail on Engine mounting (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Bracket (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.085% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.030% fail on Seats
      • 0.024% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.0061% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.012% fail on Fuel system (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Tank
      • 0.0061% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.012% fail on Doors (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.012% fail on Catch (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0061% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0061% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.0061% fail on Strengthening plate
  • 12% fail on Suspension (88% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 9.5% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Linkage ball joints (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.085% fail on Linkage
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.036% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0061% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0061% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (35% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.46% fail on Pins and bushes (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint dust cover (72% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.42% fail on Wheel bearings (75% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.018% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.097% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0061% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0061% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.079% fail on Shock absorbers (89% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0061% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0061% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.012% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0061% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0061% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0061% fail on Axles
      • 0.0061% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility (79% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers (96% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Washers (65% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0061% fail on Window
    • 0.097% fail on View to rear
      • 0.091% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0061% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.030% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth (41% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (22% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Size/type
  • 6.8% fail on Brakes (29% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (72% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Brake discs (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (16% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (16% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.012% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.012% fail on Cable
    • 1.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (23% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (31% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.030% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.22% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.067% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (72% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp) (71% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.067% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.042% fail on Parking brake performance (85% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Rbt (85% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.042% fail on Parking brake performance (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (71% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability control (94% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Anti-lock braking system (63% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.091% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Pedal
      • 0.0061% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.061% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.049% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.049% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.024% fail on Parking brake control (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Lever (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.012% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0061% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0061% fail on Servos
  • 2.9% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0061% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0061% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0061% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0061% fail on Other components
        • 0.0061% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.042% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
    • 0.030% fail on Power steering
      • 0.024% fail on Operation
      • 0.0061% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.012% fail on Steering play
      • 0.012% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0061% fail on Steering box
  • 1.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Catalyst emissions (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0061% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.56% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.34% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (74% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (43% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.018% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0061% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.097% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.024% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0061% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.042% fail on Noise suppression (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.54% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.35% fail on Seat belts (48% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition (51% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0061% fail on Requirements
    • 0.20% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.012% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0061% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0061% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment (85% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Condition
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.018% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.018% fail on Belt(s)/padding (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
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