Citroen Xsara Picasso MOT Results

Registered in 2008
58.3% pass rate
from 6,113 tests in 2017
(12% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Xsara Picasso is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Stop lamp (91% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Position lamps (45% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Front lamps (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.065% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.016% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.016% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.52% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.23% fail on Tell tale (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 0.34% fail on Horn
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.049% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.049% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.016% fail on Battery
    • 0.016% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.016% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 4.6% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Front drive shafts (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Couplings (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.049% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.049% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.065% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
    • 3.4% fail on Coil springs (32% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Location (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (24% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (24% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Attachment
    • 0.65% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Component mounting (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Subframe mounting (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.54% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.46% fail on Front
      • 0.082% fail on Rear (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on General condition (54 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Radius arms (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Axles
      • 0.033% fail on Axle beam (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
    • 0.016% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.016% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (96% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system (97% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Emissions (98% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on System
      • 0.033% fail on Cap
      • 0.016% fail on Tank
      • 0.016% fail on Hose
  • 5.5% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.34% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.065% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.082% fail on Wheel cylinder (13 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.80% fail on Components (33% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Pipes (59% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Hoses
        • 0.13% fail on Cylinders (13 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.57% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Operation
      • 0.016% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.033% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on ABS (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Restricted movement (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.016% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.016% fail on Lever
  • 4.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Seat belts (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas (48 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
      • 0.065% fail on Requirements
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
    • 0.85% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (62% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Passengers airbag (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.5% fail on Steering (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Steering system (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Steering rack (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.049% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Steering pivot point (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.033% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.016% fail on Free play
        • 0.016% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.70% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Other components (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pipes and hoses (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Operation
      • 0.016% fail on Pump
      • 0.016% fail on Rams
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Steering control
      • 0.016% fail on Steering column
  • 3.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.016% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Body condition (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Vehicle structure (25 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Chassis (25 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Seats (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers
    • 0.15% fail on Spare wheel (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Doors (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers
    • 0.033% fail on Speedometer (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Body security
    • 0.016% fail on Load security
      • 0.016% fail on Access panel
  • 0.26% fail on Registration plates and VIN (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plate (55% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.098% fail on Road Wheels (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Condition
    • 0.049% fail on Attachment (82% better than other 2008 cars)

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