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Citroen DS MOT Results

78.9% pass rate
from 175 tests in 2020
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 DS is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.57% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Horn
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 6.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.3% fail on Chassis
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 2.3% fail on Transmission
      • 2.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.3% fail on Joints
      • 0.57% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.57% fail on Joints
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.57% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.57% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.57% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.57% fail on Pipe
    • 0.57% fail on Doors
      • 0.57% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.57% fail on Door condition
      • 0.57% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.57% fail on Door condition
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
  • 6.3% fail on Suspension
    • 4.6% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (84 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Suspension unit (128 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Bellows (424 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Other components
    • 1.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.57% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.57% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 5.1% fail on Brakes
    • 4.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.1% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.57% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.57% fail on Brake discs
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.57% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.57% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.57% fail on Steering play
      • 0.57% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.57% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.57% fail on Attachment
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Tyres
    • 0.57% fail on Condition
    • 0.57% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.57% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.57% fail on Speedometer