DS DS4 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
64.6% pass rate
from 2,726 tests in 2020
(34% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the DS DS4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (67% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (48% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (40% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.073% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.037% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.81% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.81% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.70% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.073% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.037% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.44% fail on Position lamps (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Position lamp (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Stop lamp (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.26% fail on Horn
      • 0.073% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.26% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.073% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.073% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.037% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.037% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres (51% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth (88% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.037% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 8.3% fail on Brakes (58% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (51% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (37% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (38% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.037% fail on Cable
        • 0.037% fail on Lever
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (93% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.70% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.70% fail on Rbt
          • 0.66% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.44% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt
          • 0.40% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.037% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake control (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Electronic parking brake (39 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.037% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.073% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.037% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.037% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.037% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.037% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility (79% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.037% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.037% fail on View to rear
      • 0.037% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.2% fail on Suspension (20% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Springs
      • 2.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.8% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.99% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.66% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.037% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.37% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.037% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 4.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Transmission (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.037% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.037% fail on Joints
    • 0.11% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
    • 0.037% fail on Seats
      • 0.037% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.037% fail on Undertray
  • 1.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.073% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.44% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.40% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.037% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.037% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.59% fail on Steering
    • 0.48% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.40% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.037% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.073% fail on Power steering
      • 0.073% fail on Operation
    • 0.037% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.037% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.29% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.073% fail on Condition
  • 0.18% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (65% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.073% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
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