Citroen Saxo MOT Results

Registered in 1997
50.4% pass rate
from 355 tests in 2020
(22% worse than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Saxo is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 21% fail on Exhaust emissions (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 20% fail on Spark ignition (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 18% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.56% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.56% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.56% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.56% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.28% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.28% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 20% fail on Suspension (35% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.85% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.56% fail on Springs
      • 0.28% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.28% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.28% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.28% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 19% fail on Brakes (46% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (67% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 8.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 5.4% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 5.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 6.5% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.28% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.85% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 4.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.56% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.28% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.28% fail on Cable
    • 0.85% fail on Load sensing valves (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.56% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.56% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.56% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.56% fail on Pedal
    • 0.56% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.56% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.28% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.28% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.28% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.28% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.2% fail on Transmission (89% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Joints (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.5% fail on Chassis
      • 2.5% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.56% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.56% fail on Pipe
    • 0.56% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
      • 0.28% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
    • 0.28% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.28% fail on Carrier
    • 0.28% fail on Body
      • 0.28% fail on Other body component
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.85% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.85% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.85% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.56% fail on Horn
      • 0.28% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.56% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on View to rear (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 6.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 2.5% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.5% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.56% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.28% fail on Power steering
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
    • 0.28% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates

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