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Citroen 2CV

63.9% pass rate
from 3,388 tests in 2016
(19% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
Number of tests by age
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen 2CV is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (37% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Tell tale (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Switch
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamp aim (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Direction indicators (99% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual lamps (78% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Tell tales (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.35% fail on Switch (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 6.5% fail on Position lamps (73% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on All position lamps (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamps (80% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Horn (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.71% fail on Lamp
      • 0.38% fail on Switch
      • 0.089% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.65% fail on Battery (53% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.059% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Suspension (34% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Axles (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on King pins (25 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.030% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.030% fail on Stub axle
    • 4.1% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Couplings
      • 0.12% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.2% fail on Wheel bearings (80% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front (72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear (99% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Prescribed areas (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.30% fail on Subframe mounting (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Spring mounting (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.030% fail on Fitment
    • 0.77% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.71% fail on Suspension arms (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
    • 0.27% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.089% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.030% fail on Accumulator
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.059% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% fail on General condition
    • 0.030% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.030% fail on Location
    • 0.030% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.030% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.8% fail on Brakes (18% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.7% fail on Rear wheels (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.50% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (68% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Components (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Pipes
        • 0.030% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.30% fail on Leaks
      • 0.030% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components
      • 0.68% fail on Brake discs (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.059% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.030% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.27% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.030% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.12% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.059% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.030% fail on Cable
      • 0.030% fail on Pivot
    • 0.030% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Emissions (76% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust system (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.59% fail on Cap (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pipe
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
      • 0.089% fail on Hose
      • 0.030% fail on System
  • 7.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Seat belts (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 5.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Body condition
    • 1.6% fail on Doors (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 0.86% fail on Drivers
      • 0.35% fail on Passengers
    • 0.91% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.91% fail on Chassis
    • 0.24% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.059% fail on Body security
    • 0.030% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.030% fail on Load security
      • 0.030% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.030% fail on Spare wheel
  • 4.2% fail on Tyres (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
    • 0.089% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.3% fail on Steering (33% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system (33% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.41% fail on Other components (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Steering pivot point (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.059% fail on Steering rack (96% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Free play
        • 0.030% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.030% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.24% fail on Steering control
      • 0.21% fail on Steering column
      • 0.030% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.24% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.089% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.89% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.86% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.030% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.089% fail on Condition
    • 0.030% fail on Attachment
  • 0.089% fail on Towbars
    • 0.059% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.030% fail on Towbar
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