DS DS3 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
74.7% pass rate
from 15,821 tests in 2020
(65% worse than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the DS DS3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.8% fail on Visibility (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Wipers (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.076% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.070% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0063% fail on Window
    • 0.070% fail on View to rear
      • 0.057% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.013% fail on Indirect vision devices (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0063% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (62% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (32% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (24% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0063% fail on Switch
    • 0.23% fail on Reversing lamps (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Reversing lamps (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.21% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.15% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0063% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (76% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0063% fail on Switch
    • 0.082% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.076% fail on Horn
      • 0.0063% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0063% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0063% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (49% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (96% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.082% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes (40% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (22% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (22% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.82% fail on Brake performance (32% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Service brake performance (72% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt (76% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake performance (83% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0063% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.10% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.082% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.025% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.038% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.032% fail on Rbt
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0063% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0063% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0063% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.019% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.070% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.057% fail on Pedal
      • 0.013% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.051% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.044% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.032% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0063% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.019% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.013% fail on Air and vacuum systems (9 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Operation
      • 0.0063% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.013% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.013% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.0063% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0063% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 3.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system (15 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Transmission (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.019% fail on Joints
      • 0.0063% fail on Belts
    • 0.070% fail on Bumpers (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Seats
      • 0.025% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0063% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.025% fail on Body
      • 0.025% fail on Other body component
    • 0.019% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Bracket (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.0063% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0063% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0063% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0063% fail on System
    • 0.0063% fail on Doors
      • 0.0063% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0063% fail on Catch
  • 2.1% fail on Suspension (63% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.019% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.088% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.044% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0063% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.032% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.013% fail on Shock absorbers (96% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0063% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0063% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0063% fail on Axles
      • 0.0063% fail on Axle
  • 0.60% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.43% fail on Exhaust emissions (27% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.0063% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.12% fail on Compression ignition (59% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.019% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (84% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0063% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.16% fail on Fluid leaks (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Engine oil leaks (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0063% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0063% fail on Undertray
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels (77% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment (89% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Condition
  • 0.24% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment
    • 0.076% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.15% fail on Steering
    • 0.12% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.11% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.013% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.013% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0063% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.013% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.013% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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