Citroen C8 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
45.6% pass rate
from 401 tests in 2020
(39% worse than other 2008 cars)
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.

  • 25% fail on Brakes (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 21% fail on Brake performance (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 19% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 18% fail on Rbt (sp) (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake performance (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 10% fail on Rbt (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 9.2% fail on Parking brake performance (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.00% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.25% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.25% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.25% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.25% fail on Cable
        • 0.25% fail on Lever
    • 1.7% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Pedal (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.25% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.25% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.25% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.25% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.25% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (47% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Stop lamp (84% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamps (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp (82% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Position lamps (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.00% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.75% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.50% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.25% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.25% fail on Horn
  • 23% fail on Body, chassis, structure (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 14% fail on Transmission (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 13% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 13% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Prop shafts (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on Joints (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Doors (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Other passenger's door (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Door condition (18 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.25% fail on Hinge
      • 0.25% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.25% fail on Door condition
    • 1.00% fail on Seats (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Driver's seat (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Passenger's seat (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.25% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.25% fail on Chassis
      • 0.25% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.25% fail on Body
      • 0.25% fail on Other body component
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 5.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.7% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.2% fail on Springs
      • 4.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.2% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.50% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.50% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.25% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.25% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.25% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.5% fail on Visibility
    • 5.2% fail on Washers (82% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
  • 5.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.2% fail on Compression ignition (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.50% fail on Emission control equipment (18 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on NOx sensor
          • 0.25% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.50% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.25% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Other leaks
  • 4.2% fail on Steering
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.25% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.75% fail on Power steering (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Operation (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Other components
    • 0.25% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.25% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.25% fail on Steering play
      • 0.25% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.25% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.50% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates
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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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