Citroen C8 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
53.4% pass rate
from 238 tests in 2020
(29% 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.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (53% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Stop lamp (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.84% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.42% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.84% fail on Reversing lamps (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Reversing lamps (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.42% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.42% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.42% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 7.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.42% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.9% fail on Ball joint (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.1% fail on Springs
      • 2.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.1% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.84% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 11% fail on Transmission (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 11% fail on Drive shafts (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 11% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Drive shaft
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Other passenger's door (20 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Door condition (20 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.42% fail on Pipe
  • 15% fail on Brakes (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Parking brake performance (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Rbt (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 6.7% fail on Parking brake performance (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.84% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.42% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.84% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Cable
        • 0.42% fail on Lever
        • 0.42% fail on Pivot
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.42% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.42% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.42% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.42% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.42% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.7% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.42% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.42% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.42% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.84% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.84% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.84% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.42% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
    • 0.42% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.84% fail on Steering
    • 0.84% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.84% fail on Track rod end
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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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