Renault Clio MOT Results

Registered in 2004
39.6% pass rate
from 36,082 tests in 2017
(27% worse than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Renault Clio is unusually good or bad.

  • 36% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp (54% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Position lamps (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Front lamps (24% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Rear lamps (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Headlamps (79% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Headlamp (80% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.0083% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.083% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.061% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.011% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.044% fail on Switch (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0055% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp (12% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Hazard warning (19 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Switch (23 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Lamp (15 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Tell tale (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators (11% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type (11% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual lamps (31% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Side repeaters (37% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.017% fail on Switch (67% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0028% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.2% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Battery (73% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.078% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0083% fail on Switch
    • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (66% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0083% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0083% fail on Rear reflectors (85% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 34% fail on Suspension (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 12% fail on Coil springs (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 12% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Location
    • 7.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (9.0% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage condition (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Presence (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Suspension arms (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Drive shafts (54% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Front drive shafts (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0083% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0083% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.075% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.075% fail on Drive shafts
    • 5.1% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Rear (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front (92% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Front suspension joints (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.036% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
    • 0.080% fail on Trailing arms (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Attachment
    • 0.075% fail on Prescribed areas (95% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Component mounting (96% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Subframe mounting (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0055% fail on Spring mounting (93% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Sub-frames (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Condition (94% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Radius arms (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Attachment
    • 0.025% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
      • 0.0028% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.017% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0055% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0055% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0028% fail on General condition
    • 0.0028% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0028% fail on Attachment
  • 16% fail on Driver's view of the road (80% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Washers (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Wipers (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Windscreen (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Bonnet (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Mirrors (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 15% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 15% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Steering rack (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Free play
        • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.14% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.058% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
        • 0.017% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0083% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0028% fail on Steering damper
    • 0.053% fail on Steering control
      • 0.028% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.028% fail on Universal joint
      • 0.022% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0055% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.053% fail on Power steering (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Operation (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Other components (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Pipes and hoses (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0028% fail on Rams
    • 0.039% fail on Steering operation (54% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
  • 15% fail on Brakes (3.3% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance (11% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Front wheels (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels (45% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.047% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (22% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Components (22% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Pipes (16% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Hoses (64% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Cylinders (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Valves (81% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0055% fail on Servos
      • 0.25% fail on Leaks
      • 0.061% fail on Operation
      • 0.055% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (52% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Hub components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads (21% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs (81% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Brake calipers (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Wheel cylinder (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Brake drums (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.8% fail on ABS (79% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake (24% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Fitment
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake control components (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal (53% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Anti-slip (93% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Mechanical components (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Cable (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Lever (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Electronic stability system (83% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.028% fail on Components
        • 0.017% fail on Servos
        • 0.011% fail on Pipes
      • 0.0028% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0083% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0028% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.0028% fail on Operation
  • 11% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Tread depth (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Size/type
    • 0.083% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (15% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment
      • 0.025% fail on Requirements (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Installation check
        • 0.011% fail on Anchorage's (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 6.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.9% fail on Emissions (9.1% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Emissions not tested (42% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Fuel system (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pipe
      • 0.025% fail on Cap (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on System (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Tank (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0028% fail on Hose
  • 1.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.60% fail on Seats (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Passengers (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Doors (20% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.055% fail on Drivers (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Passengers front (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Body condition (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Engine mountings (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Load security (97% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Tailgate (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.019% fail on Access panel
      • 0.0028% fail on Loading door
    • 0.047% fail on Body security
    • 0.017% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.017% fail on Vehicle structure (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Chassis (94% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.78% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.025% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.35% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (65% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.0055% fail on Towbars (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.0055% fail on Towbar
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