Renault Clio MOT Results

Registered in 1997
50.0% pass rate
from 364 tests in 2020
(31% worse than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Renault Clio is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (43% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Headlamp aim (95% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Headlamp aim (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp (18% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Dipswitch (22 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp (50% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators (10% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type (10% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (39% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (0.90% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (0.99% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (25% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment (18% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Battery(ies) (59% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Horn
    • 0.82% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Main beam tell-tale (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.55% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (64% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.27% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.27% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Suspension (42% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Springs (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Coil springs (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Coil spring (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Mounting
      • 0.27% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (39% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint (25% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Suspension arm (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (13% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (16% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers (51% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Sub-frames (4.4% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (59% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 14% fail on Brakes (15% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (38% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 6.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (15% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance (95% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance (66% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (35% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (31% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (33% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (37% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (3.5% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (14% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (96% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.82% fail on Brake linings and pads (32% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Brake pads (31% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.27% fail on Cable
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (50% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (87% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Hand lever (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
    • 0.55% fail on Hydraulic systems (88% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Brake fluid (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Flexible brake hoses (49% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.27% fail on Lever
    • 0.27% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.27% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.27% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (71% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (79% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (86% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 9.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Emissions not tested (91% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Compression ignition (13% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.27% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.27% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (22% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust system (87% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Transmission (28% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Drive shafts (34% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Joints (35% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.27% fail on Joints
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure (18% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (16% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Chassis (37% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Chassis condition (37% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Fuel system (14% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Tank
      • 0.27% fail on Hose
    • 0.55% fail on Engine mounting (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Engine mounting condition (15 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Doors (5.5% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition
      • 0.27% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition
    • 0.27% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.27% fail on Floor
  • 10% fail on Visibility (44% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Wipers (56% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Washers (31% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.27% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.4% fail on Steering (96% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components (23% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end (12% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Power steering (91% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 5.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (40% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Seat belts (55% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas (68% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Condition (3.4% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (14% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (39% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (70% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (8.0% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 0.82% fail on Identification of the vehicle (9.6% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Registration plates (9.1% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.27% fail on Speedometer

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