Citroen Xsara MOT Results

Registered in 2002
50.0% pass rate
from 2,754 tests in 2017
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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Xsara is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (25% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps (36% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Headlamp (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Switch
      • 0.073% fail on Dipswitch (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.036% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 5.7% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual lamps (86% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on All direction indicators (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (57% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Fog lamp (52% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
      • 0.036% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
    • 0.44% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.073% fail on Switch
      • 0.036% fail on Lamp
    • 0.073% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.036% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 19% fail on Suspension (10% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (31% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.54% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment
    • 3.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.073% fail on Location
    • 3.2% fail on Drive shafts (25% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Front drive shafts (25% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (25% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Couplings
      • 0.036% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.036% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.3% fail on Front (75% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Rear (62% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Shock absorbers (70% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Component mounting (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Subframe mounting (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.36% fail on Radius arms (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment
    • 0.29% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.073% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.036% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.15% fail on General condition (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment
    • 0.073% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.036% fail on Condition
      • 0.036% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.036% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance (20% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels (51% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels (34% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.54% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.073% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.4% fail on Hub components (67% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (68% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs (89% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.073% fail on Wheel cylinder
      • 0.036% fail on Brake back plates
    • 4.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (26% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Components (23% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Pipes (41% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Hoses (44% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.036% fail on Servos
      • 0.18% fail on Leaks
      • 0.073% fail on Operation
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (66% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Mechanical components (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Lever
    • 0.33% fail on ABS (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
        • 0.22% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.036% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.11% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.073% fail on Components
        • 0.073% fail on Servos
      • 0.036% fail on Leaks
    • 0.073% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.073% fail on Locking devices (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 11% fail on Tyres (17% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.4% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Valve stem (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Size/type
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.51% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.40% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust system (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.25% fail on Fuel system (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on System
      • 0.036% fail on Tank
      • 0.036% fail on Pipe
      • 0.036% fail on Cap
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 4.2% fail on Steering system
      • 3.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.69% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.036% fail on Free play
        • 0.036% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.036% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.036% fail on Other components
        • 0.036% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.87% fail on Power steering
      • 0.40% fail on Pipes and hoses (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Other components
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.073% fail on Rams
    • 0.33% fail on Steering control (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering wheel (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering column
      • 0.036% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.036% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.036% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.22% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (32% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Doors (93% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.47% fail on Drivers (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers front
    • 1.3% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Drivers (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Passengers (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Body condition (48% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.22% fail on Spare wheel (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Vehicle structure (67% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Chassis (67% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Body security
    • 0.036% fail on Load security
      • 0.036% fail on Bootlid
  • 2.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (45% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Prescribed areas (65% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.98% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (38% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.036% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.036% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.84% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment

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