Citroen Xsara Picasso MOT Results

Registered in 2005
45.6% pass rate
from 18,539 tests in 2017
(21% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Xsara Picasso is unusually good or bad.

  • 32% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 13% fail on Registration plate lamp (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Position lamps (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Front lamps (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0054% fail on Switch
    • 9.7% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual lamps (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on All direction indicators (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Switch
        • 0.016% fail on Tell tales
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps (16% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.043% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.027% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.011% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.0054% fail on Switch
    • 0.58% fail on Horn
    • 0.53% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Fog lamp (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Tell tale (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.065% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.043% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.032% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.016% fail on Hazard warning (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Lamp
  • 23% fail on Suspension (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Condition
    • 6.6% fail on Drive shafts (85% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Front drive shafts (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Couplings
        • 0.016% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.081% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.081% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.070% fail on Attachment
      • 0.011% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Coil springs (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Location
    • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Component mounting (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Subframe mounting (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.85% fail on Wheel bearings (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Front
      • 0.18% fail on Rear (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Tie bars/rods (65% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.097% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.097% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.038% fail on Axles
      • 0.038% fail on Axle beam (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Trailing arms (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Condition
    • 0.016% fail on General condition
    • 0.016% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
      • 0.0054% fail on Attachment
    • 0.016% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.011% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.011% fail on Condition (16 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Sub-frames (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0054% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0054% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.0054% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear wheels (18% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.50% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.076% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.011% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Components (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Pipes (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Hoses (45% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Cylinders (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.016% fail on Valves (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Leaks (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Operation
      • 0.016% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components (19% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.23% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.097% fail on Wheel cylinder (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Brake drums (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on ABS (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake control components (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Anti-slip (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.097% fail on Mechanical components (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Cable (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage
      • 0.011% fail on Lever
    • 0.081% fail on Restricted movement (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.0054% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0054% fail on Components
        • 0.0054% fail on Hoses
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Washers (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.016% fail on Bonnet (90% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 9.8% fail on Tyres (12% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
    • 0.070% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Seat belts (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Prescribed areas (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Condition (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Requirements
    • 0.86% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 7.8% fail on Steering (94% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Steering system (84% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Free play
        • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.092% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.032% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
        • 0.011% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.0054% fail on Steering box
      • 0.0054% fail on Steering damper
      • 0.0054% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pipes and hoses (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Rams (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Pump (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Drive system
      • 0.0054% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.16% fail on Steering operation (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Steering control
      • 0.032% fail on Steering wheel (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0054% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.0054% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.016% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
  • 7.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system (56% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Emissions (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.51% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.35% fail on System (77% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Cap (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Pipe
      • 0.011% fail on Tank (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Hose
  • 4.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Body condition (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Vehicle structure (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Chassis (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Passengers (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Spare wheel (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Doors (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Passengers other (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers front (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0054% fail on Drivers
    • 0.043% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.022% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.016% fail on Body security
    • 0.011% fail on Load security
      • 0.0054% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0054% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.61% fail on Registration plates and VIN (21% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plate (21% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.059% fail on Road Wheels (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Attachment (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.0054% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0054% fail on Towbar

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