Renault Clio MOT Results

Registered in 2005
42.3% pass rate
from 33,446 tests in 2017
(28% 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.

  • 31% fail on Suspension (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 13% fail on Coil springs (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 13% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Location
    • 8.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage condition (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Presence (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Suspension arms (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Attachment
      • 0.024% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Drive shafts (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Front drive shafts (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Couplings
        • 0.0060% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.060% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.057% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.0030% fail on Universal joint
    • 3.8% fail on Wheel bearings (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Front (55% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Front suspension joints (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Macpherson strut (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Condition (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.039% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Attachment
    • 0.078% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Component mounting (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Subframe mounting (97% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Sub-frames (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
      • 0.015% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (90% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Radius arms (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (60% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
    • 0.015% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.012% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.012% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0060% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0060% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0030% fail on General condition
    • 0.0030% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0030% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0030% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (33% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (56% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Headlamp aim (40% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Position lamps (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Front lamps (11% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear lamps (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0090% fail on Switch
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamps (72% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Headlamp (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (56% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.027% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.015% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.012% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.012% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0090% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps (48% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Side repeaters (31% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on All direction indicators (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0090% fail on Switch
        • 0.0060% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Horn (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Hazard warning (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Switch (17 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Lamp (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Battery (69% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Rear fog lamp (15% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Fog lamp (15% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.039% fail on Switch
    • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0090% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0090% fail on Rear reflectors (85% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 15% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 15% fail on Steering system (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Steering rack (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.16% fail on Free play
        • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.069% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
        • 0.018% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.0030% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0030% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.069% fail on Steering control
      • 0.036% fail on Steering coupling (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Universal joint (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0090% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.0030% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.057% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.030% fail on Power steering (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pipes and hoses (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0090% fail on Operation (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0060% fail on Other components (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0030% fail on Rams
    • 0.0090% fail on Locking devices (73% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 6.0% fail on Brake performance (13% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Front wheels (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.099% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.042% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.0030% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 4.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.9% fail on Components (9.1% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Pipes (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Hoses (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Reservoirs (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0030% fail on Servos
      • 0.21% fail on Leaks
      • 0.078% fail on Operation
      • 0.048% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Brake calipers (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Brake drums (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0060% fail on Brake back plates (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on ABS (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Fitment
      • 0.0030% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.27% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake control components (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal (58% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Anti-slip (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Condition
      • 0.0030% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.0030% fail on Cable
    • 0.093% fail on Mechanical components (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Cable (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Lever
      • 0.0030% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0030% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.030% fail on Electronic stability system (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.012% fail on Components
        • 0.0060% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0060% fail on Servos
      • 0.0030% fail on Operation
      • 0.0030% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.0060% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0030% fail on Locking devices
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Washers (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Windscreen (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0060% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 10% fail on Tyres (17% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Tread depth (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
    • 0.063% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.0030% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 6.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Passengers airbag
      • 0.012% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Prescribed areas (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment
      • 0.036% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0090% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0060% fail on Belt(s)/padding
        • 0.0030% fail on Anchorage's
  • 5.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.5% fail on Emissions (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Fuel system (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Cap (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Pipe
      • 0.015% fail on Tank (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0090% fail on Hose
      • 0.0060% fail on System (97% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.46% fail on Seats (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.075% fail on Drivers
      • 0.054% fail on Passengers front (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Body condition (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Engine mountings (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Body security
    • 0.033% fail on Load security
      • 0.018% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.0090% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0060% fail on Access panel
    • 0.021% fail on Vehicle structure (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Chassis (86% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.0090% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.75% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.0030% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.48% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (63% better than other 2005 cars)
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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