DS DS4 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
61.4% pass rate
from 2,536 tests in 2020
(38% 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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (84% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (64% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (67% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (49% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (27% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (30% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (30% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Individual direction indicators (6.2% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators (70% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.51% fail on Stop lamp (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Electrical equipment (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Horn (96% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.24% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (31% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp (30% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp (29% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Rear reflectors (64% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.039% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 9.0% fail on Brakes (56% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (83% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (55% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (54% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Brake linings (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake discs and drums (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Brake discs (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance (63% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (17% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (18% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake performance (22% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance (9.4% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.35% fail on Parking brake performance (7.9% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt (14% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance (15% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.079% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.039% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.24% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (35% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (sp) (32% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested (42% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic parking brake (30 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (15% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Anti-lock braking system (64% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability control (15% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.039% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.039% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.039% fail on Additional braking device
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres (49% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Tread depth (88% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (2.4% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type (40% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 7.6% fail on Suspension (2.9% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Springs (44% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Coil springs (44% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Coil spring (45% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (13% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pins and bushes (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover (48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (3.4% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage ball joints (3.6% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (7.5% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover (20% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings (45% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.039% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.039% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility (55% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers (78% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (39% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view (21% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on View to rear (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Mirrors (39% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.039% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.039% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Transmission (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Drive shafts (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Joints (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Body (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Fuel system (33% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Doors (33% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.039% fail on Door condition
      • 0.039% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.039% fail on Hinge
    • 0.039% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.039% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.039% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.039% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (15% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (12% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Compression ignition (62% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (17% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.43% fail on Spark ignition (56% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (23% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.039% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.039% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (10% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Steering linkage components (30% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Track rod end (33% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.039% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.20% fail on Steering gear (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Power steering (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.43% fail on Identification of the vehicle (39% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates (40% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels (20% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Attachment (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Condition
  • 0.32% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (43% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (24% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2012 cars)
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