Citroen Xsara MOT Results

Registered in 2001
44.1% pass rate
from 5,290 tests in 2020
(18% worse than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Xsara is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (20% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Stop lamp (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps (35% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Position lamp (34% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps (17% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device (62% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (35% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.057% fail on Switch
    • 0.47% fail on Electrical equipment (55% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Horn
      • 0.019% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.019% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.13% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.019% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.076% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.076% fail on Switch
    • 0.038% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 22% fail on Suspension (23% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (88% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage (53% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 8.4% fail on Suspension arms (41% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes (32% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (68% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.076% fail on Suspension arm (76% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Springs (25% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Coil springs (28% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Coil spring (24% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Mounting (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.85% fail on Macpherson strut (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.095% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.64% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.057% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.057% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.45% fail on Shock absorbers (68% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Sub-frames (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.057% fail on Axles
      • 0.038% fail on Axle
      • 0.019% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.038% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (77% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Exhaust system (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Transmission (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 7.7% fail on Joints (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.23% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.23% fail on Joints
    • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Chassis
      • 0.85% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.019% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.64% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Tank
      • 0.095% fail on Hose
    • 0.55% fail on Seats (71% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Passenger's seat (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.53% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
      • 0.19% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
      • 0.057% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.057% fail on Door condition
    • 0.34% fail on Body
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component
      • 0.15% fail on Panel
    • 0.23% fail on Spare wheel (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Carrier (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Spare wheel condition (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.038% fail on Bracket
    • 0.095% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.057% fail on Undertray
    • 0.038% fail on Floor
    • 0.019% fail on Cabs
      • 0.019% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.019% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance (32% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.095% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.057% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (52% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (24% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (24% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance (57% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance (56% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt (55% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.64% fail on Parking brake performance (57% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.095% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.019% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.019% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.019% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (60% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs (55% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Brake drums (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.21% fail on Cable
        • 0.019% fail on Lever
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.038% fail on Electronic stability control (91% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.49% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal
      • 0.095% fail on Hand lever (68% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake control (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Lever (52% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.11% fail on Valves
      • 0.019% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.038% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.019% fail on Other components
      • 0.019% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.019% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.019% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.019% fail on Leaks
    • 0.019% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.019% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
    • 0.019% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 11% fail on Visibility (28% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers (30% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Washers (23% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on View to rear
      • 0.51% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.019% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.019% fail on Bonnet
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (21% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (17% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (46% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested (51% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.057% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.019% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.019% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.019% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 3.0% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (96% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.038% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.038% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.038% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks (56% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Engine oil leaks (68% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.057% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.038% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.057% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.057% fail on Undertray
  • 10% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Seat belts (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment
      • 0.076% fail on Requirements
    • 3.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Airbags
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.019% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 9.0% fail on Tyres (30% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth (26% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition (40% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
  • 8.4% fail on Steering (98% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Steering linkage components (76% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Track rod end (88% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.019% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.019% fail on Other components
        • 0.019% fail on Steering linkage
    • 2.5% fail on Steering gear (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Other components (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Rams (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pump
    • 0.095% fail on Steering play
      • 0.095% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.019% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.019% fail on Steering column
    • 0.019% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.019% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.68% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels (67% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Attachment (75% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Condition
  • 0.057% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.057% fail on Speedometer

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