DS DS4 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
66.6% pass rate
from 4,007 tests in 2020
(46% worse than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the DS DS4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (81% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (41% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (46% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.025% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.65% fail on Stop lamp (61% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Position lamps (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Position lamp (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.15% fail on Horn
    • 0.075% fail on Direction indicators (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Flashing type (88% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.025% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.025% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.050% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.050% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres (74% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Tread depth (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 6.9% fail on Brakes (59% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (55% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.025% fail on Cable
        • 0.025% fail on Lever
        • 0.025% fail on Linkage
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.100% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt
          • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.025% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.17% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.050% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Electronic parking brake (31 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.100% fail on Reservoirs (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.100% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.075% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.050% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.075% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.025% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility (55% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (87% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.075% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.075% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.025% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.025% fail on View to rear
      • 0.025% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Transmission (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Drive shafts (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Joints (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.100% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Belts
    • 0.050% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.025% fail on Tank
      • 0.025% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.050% fail on Doors
      • 0.025% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.025% fail on Catch
      • 0.025% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.025% fail on Door condition
    • 0.050% fail on Seats
      • 0.025% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.025% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.025% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.025% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.025% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Bracket
    • 0.025% fail on Undertray
  • 3.3% fail on Suspension (22% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Springs
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.65% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.050% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.65% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage ball joints (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.075% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.100% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.075% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.025% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.85% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.85% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.55% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.22% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.050% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.30% fail on Spark ignition (51% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.100% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.025% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.45% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.25% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.050% fail on Airbags
      • 0.025% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.42% fail on Steering
    • 0.40% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.40% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.050% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
      • 0.025% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.35% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.050% fail on Condition
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