DS DS3 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
69.3% pass rate
from 19,416 tests in 2020
(65% 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.

  • 9.7% fail on Visibility (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Wipers (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (68% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.077% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.077% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.052% fail on View to rear
      • 0.052% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0052% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (56% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.015% fail on Dipswitch (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (57% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (46% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (99% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Position lamps (79% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Position lamp (78% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.25% fail on Direction indicators (37% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Flashing type (37% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (60% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0052% fail on Switch
    • 0.23% fail on Reversing lamps (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Reversing lamps (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.12% fail on Horn
      • 0.0052% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0052% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0052% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0052% fail on Switch
  • 7.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system (15 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Transmission (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Joints (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.072% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Undertray (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.046% fail on Engine mounting (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Bracket (16 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.041% fail on Body
      • 0.036% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0052% fail on Body condition
    • 0.021% fail on Doors
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.010% fail on Catch (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0052% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0052% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0052% fail on Catch
    • 0.021% fail on Seats
      • 0.021% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0052% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.0052% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.0052% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0052% fail on Tank
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres (42% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth (70% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (15% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Size/type
    • 0.026% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.6% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (57% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (32% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (32% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0052% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.0052% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0052% fail on Cable
    • 0.88% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.72% fail on Service brake performance (30% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Rbt (30% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake performance (36% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0052% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0052% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0052% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0052% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.067% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (75% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Rbt (sp) (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.062% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.057% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0052% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.046% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.036% fail on Parking brake performance (72% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Rbt (71% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.036% fail on Parking brake performance (66% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.082% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.052% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.067% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.057% fail on Pedal
      • 0.010% fail on Hand lever (84% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.021% fail on Air and vacuum systems (13 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Servos (17 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Leaks
    • 0.021% fail on Parking brake control (82% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Lever (80% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.010% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0052% fail on Servos
      • 0.0052% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.015% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.0052% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0052% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 4.2% fail on Suspension (83% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Springs (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Coil springs (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Coil spring (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes (33% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.031% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.072% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.046% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.026% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0052% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.021% fail on Shock absorbers (95% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0052% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0052% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0052% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (31% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (25% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Spark ignition (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (91% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Catalyst emissions (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Emissions not tested (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Non catalyst emissions (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Compression ignition (59% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (52% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (70% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.010% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0052% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.077% fail on Fluid leaks (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Engine oil leaks (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.0052% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.041% fail on Noise suppression (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Sound deadening material (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.52% fail on Steering (55% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Steering linkage components (90% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Track rod end (97% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0052% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0052% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0052% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.010% fail on Steering gear (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.010% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0052% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0052% fail on Operation
    • 0.0052% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0052% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.47% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (52% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts (61% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (73% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.021% fail on Airbags
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers airbag (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0052% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment (55% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Condition
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates
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