Citroen Saxo MOT Results

Registered in 2001
46.9% pass rate
from 3,533 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Saxo is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (29% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Stop lamp (61% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Direction indicators (99% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Flashing type (99% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (75% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on All direction indicators (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Switch
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps (33% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Position lamp (33% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.1% fail on Electrical equipment (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps (25% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp (21% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Matched pair (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Headlamp levelling device (86% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.057% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.057% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.028% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 20% fail on Brakes (30% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (78% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 10% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 6.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 6.4% fail on Service brake performance (94% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (94% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.057% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.057% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.057% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.028% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.085% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.65% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Cable (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Lever
    • 2.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.0% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (77% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pedal (96% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.88% fail on Parking brake control (70% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Lever (71% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.48% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (95% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.028% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.028% fail on Valves
    • 0.23% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Other braking system component (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.028% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.028% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.085% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.057% fail on Leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Operation
    • 0.057% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (97% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Anti-lock braking system (96% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (67% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Transmission (90% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Drive shafts (96% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Joints (96% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.028% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.23% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.23% fail on Joints
    • 7.0% fail on Exhaust system (82% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seats (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Driver's seat (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.4% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Catch (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Catch
      • 0.34% fail on Driver's door (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Catch (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Pipe (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Hose (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Tank
      • 0.057% fail on System
      • 0.028% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.028% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.028% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.88% fail on Chassis
      • 0.88% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.34% fail on Body
      • 0.25% fail on Other body component
      • 0.057% fail on Panel
      • 0.028% fail on Body condition
    • 0.31% fail on Spare wheel (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Carrier (9 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.25% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.085% fail on Floor
    • 0.057% fail on Towbar
      • 0.028% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.028% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.057% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.057% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.028% fail on Undertray
  • 14% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (60% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms (25% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.65% fail on Pins and bushes (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Suspension arm (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (54% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint dust cover (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joints (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Ball joint (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.88% fail on Springs (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Coil springs (81% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Coil spring (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Axles (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Axle (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Stub axle (12 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.42% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.085% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.17% fail on Sub-frames (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.14% fail on Shock absorbers (90% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.057% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (52% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (53% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (67% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 8.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (34% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.057% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.028% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.028% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.51% fail on Compression ignition (46% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.057% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.028% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.028% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.057% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.028% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks (67% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Engine oil leaks (87% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.057% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 10% fail on Visibility (22% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Washers (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.57% fail on View to rear
      • 0.54% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.028% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.37% fail on Bonnet (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.0% fail on Steering (89% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Steering gear (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Steering linkage components (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Track rod end (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.057% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.057% fail on Other components
        • 0.028% fail on Steering component
        • 0.028% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.42% fail on Power steering
      • 0.37% fail on Operation (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Other components
      • 0.028% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Steering column
    • 0.085% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.028% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.028% fail on Steering play
      • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 3.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (71% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Prescribed areas (55% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
    • 0.028% fail on Airbags
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.82% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.82% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.057% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.057% fail on Speedometer

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