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Citroen 2CV MOT Results

64.9% pass rate
from 2,772 tests in 2017
(20% 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.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamp aim (72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Tell tale (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 6.5% fail on Direction indicators (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Flashing type (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual lamps (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.87% fail on Tell tales (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamps (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Switch (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.036% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps (54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Front lamps (54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear lamps (52% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.072% fail on Switch
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Horn (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.90% fail on Lamp
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
      • 0.11% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Battery (76% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.072% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 12% fail on Suspension (28% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Axles (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on King pins (24 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Stub axle (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Axle beam
    • 3.6% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Couplings
      • 0.11% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas (34% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Subframe mounting (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.43% fail on Suspension arms (66% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.072% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension unit (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.072% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.072% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.036% fail on Condition
      • 0.036% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.036% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.036% fail on Location
    • 0.036% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 9.3% fail on Brakes (20% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Rear wheels (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.54% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Components (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Pipes (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.36% fail on Leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
      • 0.036% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.72% fail on Hub components
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.25% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.036% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.036% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.14% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.072% fail on Service brake control components (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Pedal (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Condition
        • 0.036% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.036% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Emissions (64% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.51% fail on Cap
      • 0.36% fail on Pipe
      • 0.29% fail on System
      • 0.22% fail on Hose
      • 0.036% fail on Tank
    • 0.54% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.5% fail on Washers (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Seat belts (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
      • 0.25% fail on Requirements
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
  • 4.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (33% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Body condition (53% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Doors (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Passengers front (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
    • 0.72% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.72% fail on Chassis
    • 0.43% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers
    • 0.18% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.11% fail on Body security
    • 0.072% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.036% fail on Load security
      • 0.036% fail on Bootlid
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres (35% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (92% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 2.9% fail on Steering (36% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.61% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Steering pivot point (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Free play
        • 0.25% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.18% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.036% fail on Steering box
      • 0.036% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.036% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.072% fail on Steering control (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Steering column
    • 0.036% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.036% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.54% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.036% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Attachment
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