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Citroen DS MOT Results

77.5% pass rate
from 484 tests in 2017
(23% better 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 DS is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.21% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Rear lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Horn
    • 0.62% fail on Battery
    • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 7.4% fail on Suspension
    • 3.9% fail on Fluid suspension (71 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Other components (167 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Suspension unit (88 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pipes
    • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front drive shafts (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.21% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.41% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.21% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.21% fail on Rear
  • 7.0% fail on Brakes (40% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.62% fail on Hydraulic systems (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Leaks
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
  • 5.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 4.1% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.41% fail on Free play
        • 0.21% fail on Steering box
        • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.41% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.41% fail on Other components
        • 0.41% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.21% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
  • 2.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on Cap
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.62% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type
  • 1.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.62% fail on Body condition
    • 0.21% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.21% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.21% fail on Chassis
    • 0.21% fail on Body security
    • 0.21% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.21% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers
  • 0.83% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.83% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.41% fail on Attachment
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas