Citroen C8 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
46.3% pass rate
from 287 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
    • 9.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 5.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 4.5% fail on Springs
      • 4.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.5% fail on Coil spring
    • 4.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.70% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.70% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (43 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.35% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.6% fail on Position lamps (96% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Position lamp (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.35% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.0% fail on Horn
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (93% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 12% fail on Rbt (sp) (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 5.6% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.35% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.35% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.35% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.35% fail on Lever
    • 1.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.70% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.35% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.70% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.70% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.70% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.70% fail on Lever
    • 0.70% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.35% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Transmission (99% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Drive shafts (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Joints (92% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.35% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.35% fail on Joints
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.8% fail on Doors (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Other passenger's door (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Door condition (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Hinge
      • 0.35% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.35% fail on Door condition
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.35% fail on Chassis
      • 0.35% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.35% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.35% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.35% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.35% fail on Seats
      • 0.35% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.35% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.35% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 5.9% fail on Washers
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.70% fail on View to rear
      • 0.70% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.35% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.35% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.35% fail on Windscreen
  • 9.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.7% fail on Compression ignition (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.35% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.70% fail on Spark ignition (89% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.35% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.70% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.35% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 7.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Seat belts (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Prescribed areas (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.35% fail on Airbags
      • 0.35% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.70% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.70% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.70% fail on Power steering
      • 0.70% fail on Pipes and hoses (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Operation
    • 0.35% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.35% fail on Steering column
  • 0.70% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.35% fail on Attachment
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  • Citroen C8 (2003 - 2010)
    Seating for up to eight in a practical, versatile cabin. Plenty of safety and comfort features. Five-star crash rating from 2003. Easy to drive.

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