Renault Clio MOT Results

Registered in 1998
44.7% pass rate
from 1,191 tests in 2020
(31% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Renault Clio is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (49% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Springs (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Coil springs (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Coil spring (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (40% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.084% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.084% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.7% fail on Wheel bearings (92% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (44% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes (80% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.084% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Sub-frames (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.25% fail on Axles
      • 0.25% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.25% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.084% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.084% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamps (78% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp (83% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.25% fail on Dipswitch (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (85% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.34% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.084% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.3% fail on Hazard warning (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.084% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.084% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.084% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (46% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust system (76% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Transmission (74% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Drive shafts (86% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Joints (83% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.084% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.084% fail on Joints
    • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (63% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame condition (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Chassis
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 0.59% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.50% fail on Door condition
    • 0.59% fail on Body
      • 0.34% fail on Other body component
      • 0.25% fail on Panel
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.084% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.084% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.084% fail on Floor
    • 0.084% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.084% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.084% fail on Cabs
      • 0.084% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (88% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (93% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (59% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (60% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.084% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.084% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.084% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.084% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.92% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.084% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.25% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.25% fail on Lever (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Load sensing valves (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (42% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.67% fail on Hand lever (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
    • 0.92% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.92% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.76% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.76% fail on Lever
    • 0.76% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.42% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.17% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.084% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.084% fail on Valves
    • 0.25% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 11% fail on Visibility (51% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Washers (97% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.42% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.17% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.17% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.17% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.25% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.17% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.84% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.67% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.084% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.084% fail on Other leaks
  • 7.6% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Steering gear (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components (48% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.084% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.76% fail on Power steering
      • 0.34% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.25% fail on Other components
      • 0.084% fail on Operation
      • 0.084% fail on Pump
    • 0.17% fail on Steering play
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.084% fail on Steering column
  • 7.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (59% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Seat belts (59% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Airbags
      • 0.084% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.084% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.084% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.084% fail on Condition
    • 0.084% fail on Attachment
  • 0.084% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.084% fail on Anchorages

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