Citroen Xsara MOT Results

Registered in 1999
45.1% pass rate
from 315 tests in 2020
(25% worse than other 1999 cars)
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.

  • 23% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 22% fail on Exhaust emissions (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 21% fail on Spark ignition (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 19% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.32% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.63% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.32% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.32% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.3% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.32% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.32% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 9.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 4.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.9% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.6% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.95% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.95% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.63% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.63% fail on Macpherson strut (8 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Axles
      • 0.32% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.32% fail on Springs
      • 0.32% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (65% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 5.7% fail on Transmission
      • 5.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 5.4% fail on Joints
      • 0.32% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.32% fail on Joints
    • 3.5% fail on Doors (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Driver's door (10 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Door condition (11 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front passenger's door (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Door condition (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.95% fail on Door condition
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.63% fail on Body
      • 0.63% fail on Other body component
    • 0.32% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on Tank
      • 0.32% fail on Pipe
    • 0.32% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.32% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.32% fail on Carrier
    • 0.32% fail on Seats
      • 0.32% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.32% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.32% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 9.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance (88% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt (92% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 5.1% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 5.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.32% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.32% fail on Rbt
          • 0.32% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.8% fail on Load sensing valves (12 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Cable (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.63% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.32% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.63% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.63% fail on Brake pads
    • 2.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.95% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.95% fail on Lever
    • 0.95% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.32% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.32% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.32% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.32% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.32% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.32% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 3.2% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 9.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Seat belts (92% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
    • 4.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Airbags (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Drivers airbag (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on View to rear (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.6% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.95% fail on Power steering
      • 0.32% fail on Operation
      • 0.32% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.32% fail on Other components
  • 1.9% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.32% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Attachment

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