Citroen Xsara MOT Results

Registered in 2000
42.8% pass rate
from 1,345 tests in 2020
(25% 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.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (76% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% 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
    • 0.67% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.30% fail on Horn
      • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.15% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.074% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.30% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.30% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.074% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 21% fail on Suspension (22% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (84% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (200% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (74% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.074% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 8.0% fail on Suspension arms (53% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Ball joint (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (94% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.8% fail on Springs
      • 2.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.6% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.074% fail on Mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (54% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.74% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.59% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.30% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.074% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.22% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.074% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.074% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.22% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.22% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.15% fail on Axles
      • 0.074% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.074% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Transmission (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 8.8% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.074% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.45% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.45% fail on Joints
    • 7.8% fail on Exhaust system (95% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.3% fail on Doors (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Driver's door (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.30% fail on Door condition
      • 0.15% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
    • 0.97% fail on Seats (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.45% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Chassis
      • 0.45% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
      • 0.074% fail on Hose
    • 0.22% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.22% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.074% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.074% fail on Carrier
    • 0.15% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
    • 0.074% fail on Floor
    • 0.074% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.074% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 15% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (54% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 14% fail on Exhaust emissions (57% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (39% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 9.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (62% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.67% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 2.7% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.22% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.15% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.074% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.074% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.97% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (40% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (37% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Parking brake performance (56% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt
          • 0.52% fail on Parking brake performance (59% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.074% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.15% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.67% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Lever
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.97% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.074% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 1.0% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Pedal
      • 0.45% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.97% fail on Load sensing valves (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Flexible brake hoses (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.22% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.074% fail on Valves
  • 11% fail on Visibility (35% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.74% fail on View to rear
      • 0.74% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.52% fail on Driver's view (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.074% fail on Window
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Seat belts (58% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas (77% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
    • 0.074% fail on Airbags
      • 0.074% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres (44% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth (42% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (52% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Size/type
  • 7.6% fail on Steering (81% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Steering linkage components (78% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Track rod end (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Other components
        • 0.074% fail on Steering linkage
    • 2.4% fail on Steering gear (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.22% fail on Other components
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
    • 0.074% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.074% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.82% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.82% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.15% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.15% fail on Speedometer

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