Citroen C8 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
43.3% pass rate
from 600 tests in 2017
(17% worse than other 2003 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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.

  • 33% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 12% fail on Registration plate lamp (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Position lamps (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 4.5% fail on Rear lamps (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamps (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.67% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.33% fail on Headlamp levelling device (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Individual lamps (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Horn
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.17% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.17% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 26% fail on Suspension (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Drive shafts (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Front drive shafts (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 8.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Couplings
      • 0.33% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.33% fail on Drive shafts
    • 8.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (92% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 6.7% fail on Coil springs (52% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Condition (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 6.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.50% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.50% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.50% fail on Front
    • 0.17% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 22% fail on Brakes (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 14% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Rear wheels (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.83% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.67% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.50% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Components (55% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.33% fail on Cylinders (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Operation
      • 0.17% fail on Leaks
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.17% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.5% fail on Parking brake (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical components (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Service brake control components (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on ABS
    • 0.50% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.33% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.3% fail on Wipers
    • 5.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.67% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust system (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Emissions
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Tank
      • 0.17% fail on Cap
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
  • 7.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Doors (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Passengers other (15 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Drivers
    • 1.0% fail on Body condition
    • 1.0% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers
    • 0.33% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.33% fail on Chassis
    • 0.17% fail on Engine mountings
  • 5.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.83% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Requirements
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.5% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.17% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering
      • 0.50% fail on Operation
      • 0.33% fail on Other components
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.33% fail on Prescribed areas (18 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% 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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