Citroen Saxo MOT Results

Registered in 2003
48.3% pass rate
from 2,619 tests in 2020
(9.2% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Saxo is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (12% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Stop lamp (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on All direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Switch
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.076% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Switch
      • 0.038% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.038% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp (34% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.076% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Electrical equipment (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Horn (88% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 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
    • 0.038% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.038% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 19% fail on Brakes (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 9.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 5.9% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 4.9% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance (89% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt (92% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.038% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.038% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.038% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.69% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Linkage
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (51% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.53% fail on Pedal
      • 0.38% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.73% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.73% fail on Lever
    • 0.65% fail on Load sensing valves (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.076% fail on Master cylinder (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.038% fail on Valves
    • 0.46% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.23% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (24 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.038% fail on Other components
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.076% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.076% fail on Leaks
    • 0.076% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Anti-lock braking system (93% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (80% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 8.1% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Flexible couplings (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.42% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.42% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust system (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Seats (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Driver's seat (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.92% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.65% fail on Pipe (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on System
      • 0.076% fail on Tank
      • 0.038% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.73% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.73% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.53% fail on Chassis
      • 0.53% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.50% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
      • 0.19% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
        • 0.038% fail on Hinge
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.23% fail on Spare wheel (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Spare wheel condition (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Carrier
    • 0.23% fail on Body
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component
      • 0.038% fail on Panel
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.076% fail on Bracket
      • 0.038% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 14% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms (28% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.038% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joints (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Pins and bushes (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.1% fail on Axles (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Axle (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Stub axle (17 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Swivel joints/housing (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Springs (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Coil springs (77% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Coil spring (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Torsion bars (39 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Torsion bar (56 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.31% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.38% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.076% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.31% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.076% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.27% fail on Shock absorbers (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (41% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested (76% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emission control equipment (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Catalytic converter (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.50% fail on Compression ignition (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.11% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.11% fail on Catalytic converter (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.038% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.038% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.80% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.50% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Transmission oil leaks (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Other leaks
  • 9.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.38% fail on Bonnet (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on View to rear
      • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.27% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.6% fail on Steering (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Steering gear (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Steering rack (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Operation
    • 0.61% fail on Steering linkage components (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.076% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.038% fail on Other components
    • 0.038% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.038% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.038% fail on Steering lock
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Size/type
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.7% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.92% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment
    • 0.34% fail on Airbags (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers airbag (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
  • 0.038% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.038% fail on Anchorages

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