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Citroen 2CV MOT Results

66.0% pass rate
from 3,112 tests in 2020
(23% 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.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Switch
    • 5.4% fail on Direction indicators (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Flashing type (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.064% fail on Switch
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps (64% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.096% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (35% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps (75% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on All position lamps (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Main beam tell-tale (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.32% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.35% fail on Switch
    • 0.032% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Transmission (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.26% fail on Joints
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (61% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.032% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 1.2% fail on Doors (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Hinge
        • 0.032% fail on Catch
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
      • 0.096% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.096% fail on Door condition
    • 0.77% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.39% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.35% fail on Pipe
      • 0.032% fail on Hose
    • 0.74% fail on Chassis
      • 0.74% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.67% fail on Body (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Panel (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component
      • 0.096% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.032% fail on Body condition
      • 0.032% fail on Pillar
    • 0.64% fail on Seats
      • 0.45% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.22% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.45% fail on Floor (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Towbar
      • 0.064% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.032% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.096% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.096% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.064% fail on Cabs
      • 0.064% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.032% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.032% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.032% fail on Load security
      • 0.032% fail on Access panel
  • 9.4% fail on Suspension
    • 3.3% fail on Axles (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on King pins (30 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.096% fail on Stub axle (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings (64% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.90% fail on Suspension arms (52% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.096% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.064% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.032% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.032% fail on Other components
    • 0.032% fail on Springs
      • 0.032% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.032% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.032% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.6% fail on Brakes
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.032% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.032% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (33% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (26% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake performance (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.87% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.84% fail on Rbt
          • 0.67% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.032% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.71% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.39% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.39% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.032% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.032% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.55% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.29% fail on Pedal
      • 0.26% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.48% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.42% fail on Lever
    • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.032% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.032% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.032% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.032% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 6.8% fail on Visibility
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.096% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.064% fail on View to rear
      • 0.064% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (37% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Spark ignition (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Emissions not tested (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.16% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.032% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.39% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.32% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.032% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.032% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Seat belts (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Requirements
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.064% fail on Other components
        • 0.032% fail on Steering component
        • 0.032% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.064% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.032% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.26% fail on Steering column
    • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.096% fail on Steering play
      • 0.096% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.064% fail on Steering gear (95% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Operation
      • 0.032% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.77% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.032% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Attachment
  • 0.032% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.032% fail on Speedometer
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