DS DS3 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
73.8% pass rate
from 16,645 tests in 2017
(55% worse than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the DS DS3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Wipers (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (79% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.072% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0060% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (33% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Registration plate lamp (26% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Position lamps (21% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.036% fail on Rear lamps (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Stop lamp (66% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.22% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.19% fail on Direction indicators (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Flashing type (51% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.084% fail on Side repeaters (70% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Horn (72% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Battery
    • 0.018% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres (29% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (67% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.072% fail on Size/type
    • 0.042% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system (17 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Emissions
    • 0.030% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.018% fail on Fuel system (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Cap
      • 0.0060% fail on Pipe
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes (41% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components (57% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (38% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Brake discs (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (46% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Rear wheels (83% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Front wheels (63% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake imbalance (82% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Parking brake performance (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.0060% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Components
        • 0.060% fail on Reservoirs (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Hoses
        • 0.012% fail on Pipes
    • 0.090% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.090% fail on Pedal
        • 0.090% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.036% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.030% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.024% fail on ABS
    • 0.0060% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.0060% fail on Condition
  • 2.8% fail on Suspension (71% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Couplings (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Coil springs (81% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Condition (86% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Location
    • 0.34% fail on Anti-roll bars (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.25% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.024% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Front suspension joints (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.054% fail on Front
      • 0.048% fail on Rear
    • 0.030% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 0.012% fail on Shock absorbers (97% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Condition (97% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0060% fail on General condition
    • 0.0060% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.0060% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0060% fail on Axles
      • 0.0060% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.0060% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0060% fail on Subframe mounting
  • 0.31% fail on Steering
    • 0.28% fail on Steering system
      • 0.27% fail on Track rod end (70% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0060% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0060% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.018% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.012% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0060% fail on Operation
      • 0.0060% fail on Pump
  • 0.28% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.17% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.16% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.0060% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.0060% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0060% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0060% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.26% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels (52% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.084% fail on Condition
  • 0.14% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.072% fail on Seats (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Passengers
    • 0.030% fail on Body condition
    • 0.030% fail on Doors
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0060% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.018% fail on Body security
Read the Honest John Review

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