Citroen C8 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
44.7% pass rate
from 992 tests in 2017
(23% 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.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 13% fail on Registration plate lamp (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 10% fail on Position lamps (69% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Front lamps (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.10% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (20 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.10% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.0% fail on Horn
    • 0.20% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.10% fail on Battery
    • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.10% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.10% fail on Lamp
  • 29% fail on Suspension (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 13% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 11% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage condition
    • 8.9% fail on Coil springs (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Condition (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.2% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 4.2% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 2.4% fail on Front suspension joints (92% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.71% fail on Front
    • 0.40% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.40% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.40% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.40% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.40% fail on Shock absorbers (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.20% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.10% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 22% fail on Brakes (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 13% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Rear wheels (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 5.7% fail on Hub components (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.20% fail on Brake back plates (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.6% fail on Components
        • 2.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.50% fail on Hoses
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
      • 0.20% fail on Leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Fitment
    • 0.71% fail on Mechanical components (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Lever
    • 0.60% fail on ABS
    • 0.50% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.50% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.50% fail on Pedal
        • 0.40% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Restricted movement
  • 14% fail on Driver's view of the road (82% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Washers (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Condition
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
    • 0.20% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust system (91% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on System (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pipe
      • 0.10% fail on Cap
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions
    • 0.71% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering system
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Free play
        • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.10% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.50% fail on Power steering
      • 0.30% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Drive system
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
    • 0.30% fail on Steering control (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering column (13 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.20% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.20% fail on Prescribed areas (32 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 4.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (91% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Requirements
      • 0.10% fail on Installation check
        • 0.10% fail on Anchorage's
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 2.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.9% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.30% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Doors (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Passengers other (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers
    • 0.71% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Passengers (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Drivers
    • 0.30% fail on Body condition
    • 0.10% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.71% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.10% fail on Towbars
    • 0.10% fail on Towbar
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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