Citroen Xsara MOT Results

Registered in 1998
51.6% pass rate
from 436 tests in 2017
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.

  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (93% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 5.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.2% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.1% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 3.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.2% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.2% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.23% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.23% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.6% fail on Front
      • 1.6% fail on Rear
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.46% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.23% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.46% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (56% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.92% fail on Battery
    • 0.46% fail on Horn
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.7% fail on Front wheels (72% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 5.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 7.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.4% fail on Components
        • 3.9% fail on Pipes
        • 2.5% fail on Valves (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Hoses
        • 0.23% fail on Cylinders
      • 1.1% fail on Leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.69% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Fitment
    • 0.46% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.23% fail on Brake slack adjuster
      • 0.23% fail on Cable
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
        • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.23% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 17% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (54% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 11% fail on Emissions (62% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.69% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.46% fail on Tank
      • 0.23% fail on System
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.4% fail on Washers (92% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.92% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.23% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 7.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (62% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Passengers front (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Passengers other (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Drivers
    • 1.8% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis
    • 0.92% fail on Body condition
    • 0.69% fail on Seats
      • 0.46% fail on Drivers
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers
    • 0.46% fail on Speedometer (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Engine mountings
  • 6.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.92% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 1.6% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 5.3% fail on Steering
    • 5.3% fail on Steering system
      • 3.0% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment

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