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Renault 4 MOT Results

63.2% pass rate
from 76 tests in 2020
(41% worse 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 Renault 4 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 9.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Switch (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Direction indicators (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (17% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp (2.4% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Electrical equipment (20% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Horn (69% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Transmission (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Joints (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Prop shafts
        • 1.3% fail on Joints
    • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Cabs (31 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas (32 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.3% fail on Doors
      • 1.3% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 1.3% fail on Door condition
    • 1.3% fail on Floor
    • 1.3% fail on Seats
      • 1.3% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 13% fail on Visibility (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Washers (57% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Bonnet (17 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers (8.2% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on View to rear
      • 1.3% fail on Mirrors
  • 12% fail on Brakes (29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance (29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (11% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 1.3% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (36% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake imbalance (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (52% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (13 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Cable (22 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.3% fail on Pedal
    • 1.3% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.3% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 1.3% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 11% fail on Steering (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Steering linkage components (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Other components
        • 1.3% fail on Steering component
    • 3.9% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Steering coupling
      • 1.3% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 11% fail on Suspension (35% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Suspension arms (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.9% fail on Wheel bearings (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (35% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.3% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.3% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 5.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Requirements
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
  • 5.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (27% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (8.7% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Spark ignition (17% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Size/type