Renault Clio MOT Results

Registered in 2001
43.3% pass rate
from 9,036 tests in 2020
(19% worse than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Renault Clio is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Headlamps (79% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Headlamp (90% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device (44% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.011% fail on Dipswitch
    • 6.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.70% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps (20% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Position lamp (19% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Hazard warning (14 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Switch (14 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Electrical equipment (97% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Horn (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Battery(ies) (84% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.011% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators (33% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type (33% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (85% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 0.68% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (54% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 22% fail on Suspension (22% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (34% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Pins and bushes (44% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.100% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.100% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Linkage ball joints (95% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover (96% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (98% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Coil spring (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.4% fail on Ball joint (66% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Pins and bushes (59% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint dust cover (46% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Suspension arm (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.3% fail on Wheel bearings (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (72% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Macpherson strut (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.70% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint (82% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.33% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (92% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Sub-frame (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.100% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.033% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.055% fail on Axles (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 17% fail on Brakes (9.3% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Brake performance (12% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Service brake performance (54% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (55% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (41% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.089% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.055% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.033% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (61% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (28% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (25% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.044% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.055% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.033% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.022% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (72% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs (70% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (31% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (30% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.21% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Cable (84% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Linkage
        • 0.011% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.011% fail on Pivot
    • 2.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (27% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Lever (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Load sensing valves (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (41% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Hand lever (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal (58% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Hydraulic systems (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake fluid (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Valves
      • 0.033% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.45% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (84% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (74% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.066% fail on Other components
      • 0.022% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.022% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.066% fail on Flexible brake hoses (82% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.022% fail on Servos
      • 0.011% fail on Leaks
  • 14% fail on Visibility (59% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Washers (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers (33% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on View to rear
      • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.30% fail on Bonnet (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (11% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Transmission (90% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Drive shafts (94% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Joints (93% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.033% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.30% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.30% fail on Joints
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system (14% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Doors (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Other passenger's door (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Door condition (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.089% fail on Door condition
        • 0.022% fail on Hinge
    • 0.69% fail on Engine mounting (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Engine mounting condition (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Bracket
    • 0.29% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.089% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.25% fail on Body
      • 0.13% fail on Panel
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.011% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.077% fail on Fuel system (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Pipe
      • 0.011% fail on Hose
      • 0.011% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.011% fail on System
    • 0.055% fail on Integral vehicle structure (95% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (95% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Chassis (95% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Chassis condition (95% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.044% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.033% fail on Undertray
    • 0.011% fail on Load security
      • 0.011% fail on Access panel
    • 0.011% fail on Floor
  • 11% fail on Steering (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Steering gear (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Steering linkage components (85% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Track rod end (95% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.044% fail on Other components
        • 0.044% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.022% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.011% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.077% fail on Other components
      • 0.011% fail on Pump
    • 0.13% fail on Steering play
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.044% fail on Steering column
    • 0.033% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.011% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.011% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.011% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth (26% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Size/type (61% worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 8.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements
      • 0.011% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.31% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Passengers airbag (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 4.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (46% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Spark ignition (51% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (48% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (61% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Emissions not tested (46% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.033% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.022% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.044% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.56% fail on Compression ignition (40% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.077% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.033% fail on Emissions not tested (77% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.011% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.011% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.80% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.62% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.100% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.055% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.033% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.011% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.011% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle (46% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates (45% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.077% fail on Attachment (75% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.044% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.044% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.033% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.022% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.011% fail on Anchorages
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