DS DS4 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
62.0% pass rate
from 1,393 tests in 2020
(29% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the DS DS4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (40% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (46% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (58% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (87% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.072% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.57% fail on Stop lamp (75% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.43% fail on Horn
    • 0.36% fail on Position lamps (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Position lamp (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.22% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 10% fail on Brakes (68% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.43% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.36% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt
          • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.072% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.072% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (57% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Brake discs (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.22% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.22% fail on Cable (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake control (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Electronic parking brake (41 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Lever
    • 0.50% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.36% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.29% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 9.3% fail on Tyres (53% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Tread depth (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
  • 7.8% fail on Suspension
    • 5.5% fail on Springs (69% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Coil springs (69% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Coil spring (69% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (57% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes (64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.79% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.072% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers (81% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 7.2% fail on Visibility (60% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.072% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Transmission (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.36% fail on Prop shafts (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Joints (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Body
      • 0.072% fail on Panel
    • 0.072% fail on Seats
      • 0.072% fail on Driver's seat
  • 1.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.93% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.72% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.072% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.79% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.57% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.22% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.86% fail on Steering
    • 0.72% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.65% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.072% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.072% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.072% fail on Power steering
      • 0.072% fail on Operation
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.50% fail on Attachment
    • 0.072% fail on Condition
  • 0.43% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
      • 0.072% fail on Requirements
    • 0.22% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plates
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