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Citroen SM MOT Results

83.3% pass rate
from 90 tests in 2017
(43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
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 SM is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 1.1% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
  • 4.4% fail on Suspension
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 1.1% fail on Other components
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.1% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.1% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 3.3% fail on Brakes
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.1% fail on Components
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes
  • 3.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
  • 2.2% fail on Steering
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system
      • 1.1% fail on Free play
        • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 1.1% fail on Passengers other
  • 1.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions
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