Renault Clio MOT Results

Registered in 2005
42.3% pass rate
from 28,230 tests in 2020
(27% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Renault Clio is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (69% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Suspension arm (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 10% fail on Springs (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 10% fail on Coil springs (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 10% fail on Coil spring (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Mounting
    • 7.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage ball joints (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bar (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wheel bearings (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Other suspension component (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (54% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0035% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.50% fail on Macpherson strut (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0035% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.028% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.050% fail on Sub-frames (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Sub-frame (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0071% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0071% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0071% fail on Axles (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0071% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (93% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0071% fail on Other components
  • 27% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Headlamps (88% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Headlamp (91% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.046% fail on Dipswitch (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 8.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (8.3% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Position lamps (10% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp (8.7% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Side repeaters (27% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0035% fail on Switch
      • 0.0035% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0035% fail on Arm
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp (37% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Electrical equipment (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Battery(ies) (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0035% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning (16 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Switch (16 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp (46% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Switch
      • 0.0035% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0035% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.028% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.025% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.0071% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.018% fail on Rear reflectors (75% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 15% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Steering linkage components (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Track rod end (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Drag link end (81% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.021% fail on Other components
        • 0.011% fail on Steering component
        • 0.011% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0035% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 7.0% fail on Steering gear (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Steering rack (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
      • 0.0035% fail on Steering box
    • 0.24% fail on Steering play (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Steering box
    • 0.057% fail on Power steering (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Other components (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Operation (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pipes and hoses (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Steering coupling (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Flexible coupling (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.025% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0035% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0035% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance (19% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (16% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.050% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (61% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (59% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (91% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.81% fail on Parking brake performance (53% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt (53% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.70% fail on Parking brake performance (52% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.064% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (63% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0035% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0035% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (72% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Brake discs (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (27% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (27% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.20% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.096% fail on Lever (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Cable (55% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0071% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0035% fail on Rod
        • 0.0035% fail on Clevis joint
        • 0.0035% fail on Pivot
    • 3.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (13% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (25% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Electronic stability control (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.58% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.58% fail on Lever
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.24% fail on Pedal
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic systems (81% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake fluid (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.021% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.021% fail on Valves
      • 0.0035% fail on Servos
    • 0.24% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Air brake cylinder/actuator
    • 0.057% fail on Flexible brake hoses (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
      • 0.018% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.014% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0035% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.035% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.021% fail on Servos
      • 0.014% fail on Leaks
  • 13% fail on Visibility (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Washers (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Bonnet (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on View to rear (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Mirrors (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0035% fail on Window
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Tread depth (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on Size/type (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 8.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.8% fail on Transmission (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Drive shafts (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Joints (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.0035% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.17% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.17% fail on Joints
      • 0.0035% fail on Belts
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (20% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Doors (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Other passenger's door (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Door condition (93% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.089% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0035% fail on Catch
      • 0.057% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.043% fail on Door condition (52% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge
        • 0.0035% fail on Catch
        • 0.0035% fail on Pillar
    • 0.24% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Bracket (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Body (31% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Other body component
      • 0.081% fail on Panel
      • 0.0035% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0035% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Fuel system (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Pipe
      • 0.032% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Tank (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0035% fail on Hose
    • 0.050% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.046% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0035% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.039% fail on Integral vehicle structure (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.014% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.0071% fail on Carrier
    • 0.021% fail on Undertray (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Chassis (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Chassis condition (93% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0071% fail on Floor
    • 0.0035% fail on Load security
      • 0.0035% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0035% fail on Other tailgate component
  • 7.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0071% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.27% fail on Airbags (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers airbag (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (14% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (17% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.46% fail on Emissions not tested (26% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.085% fail on Catalytic converter (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.0035% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.057% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.74% fail on Compression ignition (57% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (55% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (71% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Emissions not tested (56% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0035% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.014% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0035% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.56% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.52% fail on Engine oil leaks (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.018% fail on Other leaks (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.021% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.011% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.011% fail on Undertray
  • 0.66% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.014% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.48% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0035% fail on Hubs
  • 0.025% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.014% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.011% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.0035% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0035% fail on Speedometer
Read the Honest John Review

  • Renault Clio (2005 - 2009)
    Refined, comfortable and well equipped. Excellent crash test rating. 1.5 dCi is very economical. RenaultSport Clio now 197PS.
  • Renault Clio (2001 - 2007)
    Well-equipped, good-looking hatch with a 'big car' feel. 172 grown to 182 and another cracking hot hatch. 4 Star NCAP crash safety rating.

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