DS DS5 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
67.4% pass rate
from 1,874 tests in 2020
(31% 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 DS5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Suspension (91% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Springs (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Coil springs (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 7.8% fail on Coil spring (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (21% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (99% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint (9.6% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (87% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Anti-roll bars (25% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (33% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joints (42% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage
      • 0.053% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.053% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.43% fail on Other suspension component (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings (0.68% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 9.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (22% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (34% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (25% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device (99% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (25% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (31% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (44% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators (36% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type (36% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Side repeaters (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Individual direction indicators (49% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Stop lamp (53% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (37% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp (37% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp (40% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical equipment (54% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (40% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 7.3% fail on Tyres (37% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth (90% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition (23% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Size/type
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes (27% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (56% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (68% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (69% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (59% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (60% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (34% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Service brake performance (29% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (28% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake performance (28% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (45% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (10.0% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (sp) (6.6% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (38% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance (61% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (60% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance (54% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (33% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal (77% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses (64% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.053% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.053% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.053% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility (2.8% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (1.5% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (10% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.053% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.053% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (29% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Transmission (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Joints (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.053% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.053% fail on Joints
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.053% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.053% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.053% fail on Body
      • 0.053% fail on Other body component
    • 0.053% fail on Doors
      • 0.053% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.053% fail on Door condition
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (85% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Steering play
      • 0.053% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (13% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (3.0% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (42% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.16% fail on Spark ignition (80% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.11% fail on Noise suppression (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Undertray (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks (63% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.43% fail on Identification of the vehicle (64% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plates (44% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.21% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (52% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts (20% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (13% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels (23% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition (61% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment (49% better than other 2013 cars)
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