Citroen C8 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
42.3% pass rate
from 416 tests in 2017
(56% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 33% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (80% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 13% fail on Position lamps (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Front lamps (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Rear lamps (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 13% fail on Registration plate lamp (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 12% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamps (79% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.24% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.96% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.96% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.72% fail on Tell tale (26 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
    • 0.72% fail on Horn
    • 0.24% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 32% fail on Suspension (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 14% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 12% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Linkage condition (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 14% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 13% fail on Front drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 13% fail on Constant velocity joints (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts
    • 8.4% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Front suspension joints (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.96% fail on Front
      • 0.24% fail on Rear
    • 0.48% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.24% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.24% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.24% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.24% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 24% fail on Brakes (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 16% fail on Parking brake performance (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 11% fail on Rear wheels (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.72% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.5% fail on Parking brake (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Condition (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.96% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.24% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.2% fail on Components
        • 0.48% fail on Pipes
        • 0.48% fail on Hoses
        • 0.24% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.48% fail on Operation (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Leaks
    • 1.2% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Service brake control components (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Pedal (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Anti-slip (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Restricted movement (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 9.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
    • 0.24% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Exhaust system (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.24% fail on System
    • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Washers (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.96% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Doors (19 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Passengers other (40 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.48% fail on Body condition
    • 0.48% fail on Spare wheel (48 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.24% fail on Seats
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers
  • 5.0% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Steering system (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.96% fail on Power steering (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Operation (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.24% fail on Steering control
      • 0.24% fail on Steering column
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.96% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.72% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.72% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment
      • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.96% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.72% fail on Attachment
    • 0.24% fail on Condition
  • 0.48% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plate
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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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