Citroen C8 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
45.2% pass rate
from 702 tests in 2020
(20% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (92% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage
    • 9.5% fail on Suspension arms (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Springs (76% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Coil springs (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Coil spring (78% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.71% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.28% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.28% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.57% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.43% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.43% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.28% fail on Wheel bearings (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Axles
      • 0.14% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 22% fail on Brakes (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 13% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 7.3% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 6.3% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.85% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 4.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.43% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.28% fail on Cable
        • 0.14% fail on Lever
    • 3.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.57% fail on Pedal
      • 0.57% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.1% fail on Lever
    • 0.85% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.57% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.43% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.71% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.71% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Position lamp (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.43% fail on Dipswitch (25 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.00% fail on Horn
      • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.85% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.14% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.14% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Visibility (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Washers (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.43% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.28% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Transmission
      • 4.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.0% fail on Joints
        • 0.14% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.14% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Other passenger's door (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Door condition (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.43% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.71% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Pipe
      • 0.28% fail on System
      • 0.14% fail on Hose
    • 0.28% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.28% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.14% fail on Undertray
  • 7.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.3% fail on Compression ignition (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Emission control equipment (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.14% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.28% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 3.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.71% fail on Catalyst emissions (66% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.14% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.14% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.14% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.57% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.28% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.28% fail on Other leaks
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 4.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.57% fail on Power steering
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
      • 0.28% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
    • 0.43% fail on Steering wheel (31 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
  • 5.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (84% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 2.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.71% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.14% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.14% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.14% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
Read the Honest John Review

  • 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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