Citroen Xsara MOT Results

Registered in 1998
53.5% pass rate
from 228 tests in 2020
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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Xsara is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Brakes (54% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (87% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 7.0% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 4.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 7.0% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 6.1% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.44% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Brake drums
      • 2.2% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Cable (12 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
    • 3.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.3% fail on Load sensing valves (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.44% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.44% fail on Pedal
    • 0.44% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.44% fail on Lever
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.88% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.88% fail on Horn
      • 0.44% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.88% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 7.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.88% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.8% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.3% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.44% fail on Sub-frame
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (75% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.88% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.44% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.6% fail on Transmission
      • 2.6% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.6% fail on Joints
    • 2.6% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front passenger's door (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Door condition (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.44% fail on Door condition
    • 2.2% fail on Chassis
      • 2.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on Tank
    • 0.44% fail on Body
      • 0.44% fail on Other body component
    • 0.44% fail on Seats
      • 0.44% fail on Driver's seat
  • 9.2% fail on Visibility
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 4.4% fail on Washers
  • 8.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.44% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.88% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.44% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.88% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.44% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.44% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 8.3% fail on Steering (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 4.4% fail on Track rod end (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Power steering
      • 0.44% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.44% fail on Other components
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
  • 6.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.88% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.8% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plates

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