DS DS4 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
63.4% pass rate
from 3,760 tests in 2020
(50% 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 (94% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (54% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (54% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (40% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (9.6% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (12% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Headlamp levelling device (0.71% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.80% fail on Stop lamp (56% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment (48% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Horn (64% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.027% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.19% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (32% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (31% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (30% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Direction indicators (89% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Flashing type (89% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Individual direction indicators (83% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.053% fail on Position lamps (12% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Position lamp (22% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.027% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 9.4% fail on Tyres (77% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Tread depth (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition (31% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type (11% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 8.2% fail on Brakes (66% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (69% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (43% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Brake pads (44% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Brake discs (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (17% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (13% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance (25% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (45% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.027% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (40% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance (43% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested (94% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (44% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp) (53% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (38% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Electronic parking brake (40 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Lever
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (3.6% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-lock braking system (10% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic braking system (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Electronic stability control (32% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.027% fail on Pedal
    • 0.027% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.027% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 7.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Transmission (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Drive shafts (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Joints (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Prop shafts (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Joints (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Belts
    • 0.11% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Body (74% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Other body component (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Doors (45% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
      • 0.027% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
    • 0.053% fail on Seats (43% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Driver's seat (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.027% fail on Load security
      • 0.027% fail on Tailgate
  • 6.6% fail on Suspension (12% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Springs (81% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Coil springs (81% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Coil spring (81% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint (39% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins and bushes (54% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Anti-roll bars (3.4% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage ball joints (59% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover (30% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (34% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint (11% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings (13% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component (13% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (92% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.027% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility (45% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (40% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (50% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Driver's view (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Bonnet (68% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Condition of glass (17% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Windscreen (15% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on View to rear (21% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Mirrors (19% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.98% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (28% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Exhaust emissions (26% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Compression ignition (28% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (85% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (19% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Emissions not tested (40% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.29% fail on Spark ignition (63% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (54% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Catalyst emissions (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.61% fail on Steering (32% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Steering linkage components (29% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Track rod end (31% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint (52% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.027% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.027% fail on Operation
    • 0.027% fail on Power steering
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
  • 0.35% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (22% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (0.30% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts (47% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (42% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels (25% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment (51% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Condition
  • 0.19% fail on Identification of the vehicle (29% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plates (28% better than other 2013 cars)
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