Citroen C8 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
46.0% pass rate
from 215 tests in 2020
(45% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen C8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Brakes (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 6.0% fail on Parking brake performance (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 4.2% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.93% fail on Plate brake tester (43 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.47% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.47% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.47% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (4.3% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.93% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.93% fail on Brake performance not tested (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (40% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Brake pads (41% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (18 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Cable (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Lever (36 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Linkage
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pedal
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Rigid brake pipes (3.3% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (67% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Anti-lock braking system (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.47% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.47% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (43% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Stop lamp (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (17% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps (14% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp (19% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators (26% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type (26% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (18% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Electrical equipment (98% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.47% fail on Horn
    • 0.47% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.47% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 18% fail on Suspension (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Suspension arms (50% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Springs (5.5% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Coil springs (6.0% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Coil spring (6.4% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 12% fail on Transmission (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 11% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 11% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Prop shafts (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Joints (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Doors (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Other passenger's door (25 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Door condition (26 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.47% fail on Spare wheel condition
  • 8.4% fail on Visibility (49% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Washers (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (15% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.47% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.47% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.47% fail on View to rear
      • 0.47% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres (2.3% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (40% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (29% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Steering (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (25% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition (41% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition (0.65% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
    • 0.93% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Airbags
      • 0.47% fail on Drivers airbag
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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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