Citroen C8 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
40.7% pass rate
from 700 tests in 2020
(44% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (74% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 11% fail on Stop lamp (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Position lamps (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Position lamp (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamps (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Headlamp (68% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (81% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Switch (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.86% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Electrical wiring (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (26 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (37 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 26% fail on Brakes (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 21% fail on Brake performance (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 19% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 19% fail on Rbt (sp) (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake performance (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 10% fail on Rbt (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 9.1% fail on Parking brake performance (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.86% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Plate brake tester (13 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (19 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.86% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Lever (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pivot
      • 0.86% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.86% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.7% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pedal (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.57% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.57% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.43% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.14% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
  • 23% fail on Suspension (53% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage
    • 6.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.7% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Springs
      • 5.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 5.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.57% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.43% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.29% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 9.0% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Joints
    • 7.0% fail on Exhaust system (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Other passenger's door (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Door condition (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Catch
      • 0.29% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
        • 0.14% fail on Hinge
      • 0.29% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
        • 0.14% fail on Hinge
    • 0.71% fail on Seats (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Driver's seat (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.43% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.43% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.43% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.29% fail on Pipe
      • 0.14% fail on System
    • 0.43% fail on Body
      • 0.29% fail on Other body component
      • 0.14% fail on Body condition
    • 0.14% fail on Chassis
      • 0.14% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.14% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.14% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.14% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 9.3% fail on Visibility (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Washers (83% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.43% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.29% fail on View to rear
      • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.9% fail on Compression ignition (81% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.29% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.14% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.14% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 2.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.43% fail on Catalyst emissions (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.57% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.43% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 5.1% fail on Steering (79% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Steering linkage components (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.14% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
    • 0.14% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.14% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 3.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Airbags
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
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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