DS DS5 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
69.4% pass rate
from 1,286 tests in 2020
(14% 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 DS5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps (61% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Direction indicators (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Flashing type (82% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.078% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.16% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.078% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.078% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.078% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.078% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 8.4% fail on Tyres (49% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth (77% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 7.5% fail on Brakes (43% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (60% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Brake pads (57% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.078% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.078% fail on Cable
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt
          • 0.70% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.47% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt
          • 0.16% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.078% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.078% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.078% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.078% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.078% fail on Electronic parking brake
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility (56% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on View to rear
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.078% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.5% fail on Suspension
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (90% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.9% fail on Springs
      • 1.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.78% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.31% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.078% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.078% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 1.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.8% fail on Transmission (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.078% fail on Joints
    • 0.16% fail on Body
      • 0.078% fail on Panel
      • 0.078% fail on Other body component
  • 1.6% fail on Steering
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components (85% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end (99% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Steering column
  • 0.78% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.62% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.47% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.39% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.078% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.078% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.16% fail on Spark ignition (81% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.54% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.078% fail on Requirements
    • 0.23% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.47% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.078% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.078% fail on Attachment
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