Citroen Xsara MOT Results

Registered in 1999
42.9% pass rate
from 629 tests in 2017
(17% worse than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Xsara is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 7.0% fail on Drive shafts (77% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Front drive shafts (73% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 6.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (74% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.32% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.7% fail on Subframe mounting (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Component mounting (60% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.7% fail on Front (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear
    • 2.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.95% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.95% fail on Condition
    • 0.48% fail on Coil springs (83% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (88% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Location
    • 0.32% fail on Axles
      • 0.16% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.16% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.16% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 24% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 19% fail on Emissions (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Exhaust system (51% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.64% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on System
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
      • 0.16% fail on Cap
  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.32% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.2% fail on Fog lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (51% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (53% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 0.79% fail on Battery
    • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.16% fail on Horn
  • 21% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.4% fail on Front wheels (65% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (99% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems (59% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 10% fail on Components (61% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Valves (9 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Pipes
        • 1.7% fail on Hoses
        • 0.64% fail on Reservoirs (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.79% fail on Leaks
      • 0.64% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Parking brake (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.95% fail on Mechanical components (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on ABS
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
        • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Restricted movement
  • 11% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Drivers airbag (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
  • 10% fail on Tyres
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (65% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Doors (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Drivers (13 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Passengers other (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Passengers front (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition
    • 0.95% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.95% fail on Chassis
    • 0.32% fail on Speedometer (10 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Seats
      • 0.32% fail on Drivers
  • 3.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.95% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Condition
  • 0.16% fail on Towbars
    • 0.16% fail on Towbar

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