Citroen Xsara MOT Results

Registered in 2001
47.5% pass rate
from 2,372 tests in 2017
(5.7% 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.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (35% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Individual lamps (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on All direction indicators (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Tell tales (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Switch
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.084% fail on Switch
      • 0.042% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.042% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Fog lamp (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.042% fail on Switch
    • 0.63% fail on Battery
    • 0.34% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
      • 0.13% fail on Lamp
    • 0.21% fail on Horn (66% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.084% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 19% fail on Suspension (13% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (29% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (54% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage condition
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 3.5% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.5% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.5% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.042% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.7% fail on Coil springs (29% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (27% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.4% fail on Front (81% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Rear (65% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Prescribed areas (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Component mounting (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Subframe mounting (85% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Axles
      • 0.13% fail on Clearance (43 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Axle beam
    • 0.17% fail on Shock absorbers (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.084% fail on General condition
    • 0.084% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.084% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.042% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 0.042% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance (22% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.63% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake imbalance (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.042% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.4% fail on Components
        • 3.7% fail on Pipes
        • 2.7% fail on Hoses (87% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.084% fail on Valves (85% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.042% fail on Servos
      • 0.30% fail on Leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Hub components (35% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.042% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.2% fail on Parking brake (99% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (99% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Mechanical components (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on ABS (49% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.084% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.084% fail on Components
        • 0.042% fail on Pipes
        • 0.042% fail on Hoses
    • 0.084% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.042% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 11% fail on Tyres
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.1% fail on Condition (33% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Valve stem (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
  • 9.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.3% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.084% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.6% fail on Exhaust system (38% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Emissions
    • 0.97% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.76% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on System
      • 0.25% fail on Pipe
      • 0.084% fail on Tank
      • 0.084% fail on Cap
  • 7.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (70% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (53% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Prescribed areas (56% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
  • 5.7% fail on Steering
    • 4.3% fail on Steering system
      • 3.8% fail on Track rod end (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Steering rack (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Other components (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Rams
      • 0.042% fail on Operation
      • 0.042% fail on Pump
    • 0.30% fail on Steering control (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Steering wheel (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Steering column
    • 0.084% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.1% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Passengers other (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Drivers (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.84% fail on Seats (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers
    • 0.72% fail on Body condition (51% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Engine mountings (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Spare wheel (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Vehicle structure (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Chassis (83% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Load security
      • 0.042% fail on Tailgate
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment

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