DS DS3 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
81.3% pass rate
from 16,407 tests in 2017
(31% worse than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the DS DS3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.8% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0061% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.97% fail on Registration plate lamp (25% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.40% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.024% fail on Rear lamps (80% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.14% fail on Direction indicators (55% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Flashing type (55% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters (60% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.018% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.098% fail on Stop lamp (84% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Horn
    • 0.073% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (200% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0061% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (70% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers (80% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (72% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.043% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.012% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres (20% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (68% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (25% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Size/type
    • 0.012% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system (21 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Emissions
    • 0.012% fail on Fuel system (82% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on System
    • 0.0061% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.5% fail on Brakes (15% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components (29% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (19% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake discs (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.62% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.26% fail on Front wheels (63% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.079% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.037% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.012% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.061% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.061% fail on Pedal
        • 0.061% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.037% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.024% fail on ABS
    • 0.024% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic systems (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Components
        • 0.012% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0061% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.0061% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0061% fail on Components
        • 0.0061% fail on Servos
  • 0.77% fail on Suspension
    • 0.30% fail on Coil springs (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Location
    • 0.20% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.20% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.20% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.085% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.079% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0061% fail on Condition
    • 0.061% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.049% fail on Front
      • 0.012% fail on Rear
    • 0.055% fail on Macpherson strut (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.024% fail on Shock absorbers (91% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Condition (91% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 0.24% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels (70% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment (82% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Condition
  • 0.21% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Installation check (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Belt(s)/padding (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0061% fail on Attachment
    • 0.049% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.049% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.16% fail on Steering
    • 0.15% fail on Steering system
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0061% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.024% fail on Steering operation (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0061% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0061% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.098% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.037% fail on Seats
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers
      • 0.0061% fail on Passengers
    • 0.030% fail on Body security (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Body condition
    • 0.0061% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0061% fail on Doors
      • 0.0061% fail on Drivers
Read the Honest John Review

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    As enjoyable and as good to drive as the DS3 hatchback. Roof can be folded and unfolded at speeds up to 70mph.
  • DS 3 (2010 - 2019)
    High quality interior. Great 1.6 THP 165 petrol engine with six-speed gearbox. Wide engine range. Drives, rides and handles well.

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