Renault Clio MOT Results

Registered in 2003
44.0% pass rate
from 14,387 tests in 2020
(22% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Renault Clio is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Headlamps (76% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Headlamp (89% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Dipswitch (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp (38% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Hazard warning (20 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Switch (20 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators (3.5% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type (3.6% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (6.2% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Side repeaters (20% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators (20% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Switch (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Electrical equipment (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Horn (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Battery(ies) (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Electrical wiring (23% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Switch (37% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Position lamps (19% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Position lamp (18% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (3.5% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0070% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 24% fail on Suspension (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Springs (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Coil springs (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Coil spring (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Mounting (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Suspension arms (16% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Pins and bushes (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint dust cover (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Suspension arm (43% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Pins and bushes (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bar (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Linkage ball joints (97% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (99% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.8% fail on Wheel bearings (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Other suspension component (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Pins and bushes (7.7% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Ball joint dust cover (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Other suspension component (6.6% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (93% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Pins and bushes (14% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.0070% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.076% fail on Suspension rods (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Suspension rod (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.042% fail on Axles (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (58% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 13% fail on Visibility (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Washers (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear (0.78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors (5.2% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Indirect vision devices (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Bonnet (81% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Condition of glass (56% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 13% fail on Steering (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Steering gear (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Steering rack (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Operation (9.5% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Steering linkage components (82% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Track rod end (87% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint (70% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Drag link end (10% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Locking devices (4.7% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Steering arm (63% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Other components
        • 0.0070% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0070% fail on Rear wheel steering
        • 0.0070% fail on Components
    • 0.14% fail on Steering play (6.9% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack (16% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Power steering (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Operation (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0070% fail on Pump
      • 0.0070% fail on Other components
    • 0.042% fail on Steering coupling (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Flexible coupling (19 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Universal joint (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Steering wheel (0.64% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Electronic power steering (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0070% fail on Steering shaft
  • 12% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Brake performance (29% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance (20% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (20% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (1.6% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (92% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.0070% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.083% fail on Plate brake tester (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.063% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer (60% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2.7% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (0.38% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (12% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (67% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.60% fail on Parking brake performance (63% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt (62% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.51% fail on Parking brake performance (63% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.063% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (56% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (60% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0070% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested (63% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (1.8% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Brake drums (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (32% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (33% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Brake linings (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (32% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Cable (42% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Lever (6.3% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Linkage (17% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Relay lever
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes (27% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (20% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Electronic stability control (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic braking system (2.0% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (1.7% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pedal (5.5% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Hand lever (10% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake control (7.5% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Lever (9.8% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid (15% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Reservoirs (82% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Servos (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Master cylinder (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Valves (1.2% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (16% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (9.0% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (36% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.090% fail on Load sensing valves (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Flexible brake hoses (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (18% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Other components (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.0070% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.021% fail on Air and vacuum systems (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Servos (39% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0070% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.0070% fail on Air and vacuum systems
  • 9.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (5.8% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Transmission (70% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Drive shafts (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Joints (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Drive shaft (19% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Flexible couplings (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.21% fail on Prop shafts (13% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Joints (40% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Belts
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system (16% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Seats (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Driver's seat (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Engine mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Engine mounting condition (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Bracket (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Doors (28% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Other passenger's door (6.0% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Door condition (5.7% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Catch
      • 0.056% fail on Driver's door (55% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Door condition (57% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Hinge
      • 0.035% fail on Front passenger's door (79% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Door condition (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Body (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Other body component (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Panel (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Fuel system (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Tank (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pipe (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (91% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Bumpers (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Boot lid (95% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Boot lid condition (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Integral vehicle structure (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0070% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.0070% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0070% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.0070% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.0070% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.0070% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0070% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.0070% fail on Load security
      • 0.0070% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0070% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.0070% fail on Floor
    • 0.0070% fail on Undertray
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition (5.2% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type (11% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 8.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts (5.4% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Requirements (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment (2.7% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers airbag (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 5.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (27% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Spark ignition (28% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (23% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (40% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Emissions not tested (25% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Emission control equipment (8.4% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Catalytic converter (6.6% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.0070% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0070% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.042% fail on Non catalyst emissions (31% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Compression ignition (58% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (52% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (54% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Emissions not tested (85% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Emission control equipment (24% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Catalytic converter (22% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.0070% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.021% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (4.0% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.77% fail on Fluid leaks (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Engine oil leaks (45% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Transmission oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Other leaks (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Noise suppression (28% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Sound deadening material (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Undertray
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0070% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels (11% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment (53% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.021% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Speedometer (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.021% fail on Seat belt installation check (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Anchorages (95% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.0070% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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