DS DS4 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
68.3% pass rate
from 2,328 tests in 2020
(52% worse than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the DS DS4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (44% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (37% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (15% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (16% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.043% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp (19% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Direction indicators (62% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Flashing type (62% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (59% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.13% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (45% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp (43% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical equipment (37% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Horn
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres (82% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Tread depth (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (51% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Size/type (4.8% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 7.4% fail on Visibility (84% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (8.8% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Windscreen (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view (71% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on View to rear (51% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Mirrors (55% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 6.2% fail on Brakes (51% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (47% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (11% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (12% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake discs (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (83% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance (6.2% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Rbt (8.5% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake performance (0.18% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake imbalance (56% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (60% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance (53% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.086% fail on Service brake performance (64% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance (32% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (29% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance (20% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Electronic parking brake (27 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Reservoirs (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.043% fail on Valves
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (13% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-lock braking system (40% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Electronic stability control (3.7% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 4.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Transmission (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Prop shafts (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Joints (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Belts
    • 0.086% fail on Bumpers (99% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Undertray (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.043% fail on Tank
    • 0.043% fail on Body
      • 0.043% fail on Other body component
    • 0.043% fail on Load security
      • 0.043% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.043% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.043% fail on Doors
      • 0.043% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.043% fail on Hinge
  • 2.2% fail on Suspension (38% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Springs (14% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs (14% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring (14% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Suspension arms (57% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint (23% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Pins and bushes (83% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Anti-roll bars (10% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joints (24% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (50% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Other suspension component (60% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.043% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 0.64% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (43% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Exhaust emissions (49% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Compression ignition (29% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (21% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (41% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Spark ignition (65% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Catalyst emissions (41% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Noise suppression (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Undertray (14 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.34% fail on Steering (31% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Steering linkage components (39% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Track rod end (34% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Power steering
      • 0.043% fail on Operation
    • 0.043% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.043% fail on Steering column
    • 0.043% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.26% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (26% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (23% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.043% fail on Condition
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels (42% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Attachment (50% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Condition
  • 0.086% fail on Identification of the vehicle (60% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Registration plates (60% better than other 2014 cars)
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