DS DS3 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
85.8% pass rate
from 12,446 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the DS DS3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.8% fail on Visibility (69% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers (50% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.072% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.072% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.056% fail on View to rear
      • 0.056% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (17% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (200% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0080% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.13% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Direction indicators (69% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Flashing type (69% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.032% fail on Side repeaters (87% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.080% fail on Horn
      • 0.0080% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.072% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0080% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0080% fail on Switch
  • 2.8% fail on Tyres (19% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Size/type
    • 0.040% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.5% fail on Brakes (25% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (33% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.016% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.99% fail on Brake discs and drums (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Brake discs (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Brake performance (55% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.080% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0080% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0080% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.080% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.080% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.056% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.056% fail on Rbt
          • 0.048% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0080% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.032% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.032% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.048% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.024% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (74% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Pedal
      • 0.0080% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.024% fail on Parking brake control (76% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Lever
    • 0.016% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.016% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.016% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.016% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.0080% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0080% fail on Reservoirs
  • 0.72% fail on Body, chassis, structure (150% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Exhaust system (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Transmission
      • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts (90% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Joints (95% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Body
      • 0.056% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0080% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.048% fail on Undertray (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Engine mounting (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Bracket (21 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Seats
      • 0.016% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.016% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.016% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.016% fail on Doors
      • 0.016% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0080% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0080% fail on Catch
    • 0.0080% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0080% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0080% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0080% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 0.46% fail on Suspension
    • 0.22% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.064% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0080% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.13% fail on Springs
      • 0.13% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.12% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.0080% fail on Mounting
    • 0.056% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.040% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (29 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0080% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.0080% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0080% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.0080% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0080% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.24% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (38% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Exhaust emissions (51% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.080% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.024% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.0080% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.072% fail on Compression ignition (59% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.0080% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.0080% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0080% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.056% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.040% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.016% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.0080% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0080% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.096% fail on Attachment
    • 0.072% fail on Condition
  • 0.15% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.040% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.14% fail on Steering
    • 0.13% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.12% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.0080% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.016% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.016% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.14% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.14% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.0080% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0080% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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