Renault Clio MOT Results

Registered in 2012
55.8% pass rate
from 16,953 tests in 2020
(66% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Renault Clio is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 18% fail on Springs (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 18% fail on Coil springs (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 18% fail on Coil spring (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Mounting
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Linkage ball joints (93% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint (85% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage
      • 0.029% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.012% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.45% fail on Sub-frames (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Sub-frame (42 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (57 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.38% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Shock absorbers (53% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (25 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Suspension rods (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.0059% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0059% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.018% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.012% fail on Axles
      • 0.0059% fail on Axle
      • 0.0059% fail on Stub axle
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.029% fail on Dipswitch (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Side repeaters (41% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Switch
      • 0.0059% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.0059% fail on Arm
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (46% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0059% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (60% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0059% fail on Switch
      • 0.0059% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0059% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.34% fail on Electrical equipment (56% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Horn (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.012% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.20% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.077% fail on Reversing lamps (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.0059% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0059% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0059% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 7.4% fail on Brakes (41% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (28% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.0059% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.053% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Cable
        • 0.0059% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0059% fail on Pivot
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (27% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (49% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (49% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake imbalance (45% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.60% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt
          • 0.32% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.029% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0059% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0059% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0059% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0059% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.28% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0059% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.094% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Hand lever (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Pedal
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.11% fail on Rigid brake pipes (51% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.029% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.018% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0059% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 6.8% fail on Tyres (21% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (46% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 4.4% fail on Visibility
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (49% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (32% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.059% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.059% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.5% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.018% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0059% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0059% fail on Other components
        • 0.0059% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.065% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.059% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0059% fail on Operation
    • 0.029% fail on Steering play
      • 0.029% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.012% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.012% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.0059% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0059% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.59% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Airbags
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (26% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Transmission
      • 0.54% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.54% fail on Joints
      • 0.018% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.018% fail on Joints
    • 0.16% fail on Integral vehicle structure (38 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame (59 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame condition (67 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (20 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust system (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Spare wheel (30 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Carrier (38 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Spare wheel condition (24 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Chassis (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Chassis condition (17 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Body
      • 0.035% fail on Other body component
      • 0.024% fail on Panel
      • 0.0059% fail on Body condition
    • 0.059% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.047% fail on Fuel system (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.012% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0059% fail on System
    • 0.047% fail on Undertray
    • 0.035% fail on Doors (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition
      • 0.012% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.012% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0059% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0059% fail on Door condition
    • 0.035% fail on Seats
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.0059% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0059% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0059% fail on Towbar condition
  • 0.69% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Exhaust emissions (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Spark ignition (43% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (65% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.012% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0059% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0059% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.0059% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.065% fail on Compression ignition (88% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (80% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Engine oil leaks (100% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.0059% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.029% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.018% fail on Undertray
      • 0.012% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.24% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.0059% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels (49% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.047% fail on Attachment (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Hubs (20 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.012% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.012% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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