Citroen Xsara MOT Results

Registered in 2000
42.9% pass rate
from 1,165 tests in 2017
(16% worse than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Xsara is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.6% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps (75% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.26% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp (39% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.086% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.86% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Lamp
    • 0.43% fail on Battery
    • 0.17% fail on Horn
    • 0.086% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 23% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 18% fail on Emissions (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Exhaust system (57% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on System
      • 0.086% fail on Tank
      • 0.086% fail on Cap
  • 22% fail on Suspension
    • 7.6% fail on Drive shafts (74% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Front drive shafts (78% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (79% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (49% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (56% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.7% fail on Front suspension joints (81% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Front
      • 1.0% fail on Rear
    • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas (59% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Component mounting (72% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.34% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.94% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.94% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Coil springs (92% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition (91% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.086% fail on Condition
    • 0.086% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.086% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.086% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.086% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.086% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.086% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 21% fail on Brakes (22% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.86% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 10% fail on Hydraulic systems (54% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Components (60% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Valves (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Pipes
        • 1.1% fail on Hoses
        • 0.34% fail on Cylinders (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.26% fail on Leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.086% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.086% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 2.0% fail on Parking brake (83% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (83% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical components (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Cable (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on ABS
    • 0.26% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.086% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.086% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.086% fail on Components
        • 0.086% fail on Servos
  • 12% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Drivers airbag (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.086% fail on Requirements
      • 0.086% fail on Condition
  • 9.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.86% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.69% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.43% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
    • 0.26% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.0% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Drivers (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.086% fail on Passengers front
    • 1.0% fail on Body condition
    • 0.77% fail on Seats
      • 0.69% fail on Drivers (200% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Passengers
    • 0.26% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.26% fail on Spare wheel (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Vehicle structure (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Chassis (82% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Speedometer
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.86% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.60% fail on Power steering
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.086% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.17% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment

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