Citroen Xsara MOT Results

Registered in 2003
54.2% pass rate
from 1,982 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Xsara is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.6% fail on Headlamps (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Headlamp (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.050% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.050% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.050% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.5% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on All direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Switch
    • 6.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (76% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.91% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.050% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.050% fail on Switch
    • 0.86% fail on Horn
    • 0.66% fail on Battery
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.050% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.050% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 8.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.50% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.10% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.1% fail on Hub components (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (71% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.10% fail on Brake calipers
    • 3.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Components (39% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes (54% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Hoses
        • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.20% fail on Leaks
    • 2.3% fail on Parking brake (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical components (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on ABS
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
        • 0.20% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.10% fail on Leaks (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Components
        • 0.050% fail on Servos
    • 0.050% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 15% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.71% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment
    • 3.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front drive shafts (54% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.91% fail on Front
      • 0.30% fail on Rear (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Prescribed areas (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Component mounting (76% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.40% fail on Shock absorbers (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Axles (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Axle beam (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Stub axle
      • 0.050% fail on Clearance
    • 0.15% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.050% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.050% fail on Condition
      • 0.050% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.050% fail on General condition
    • 0.050% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.050% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.050% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.050% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 11% fail on Tyres (19% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Condition (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
    • 0.25% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust system (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Emissions
    • 0.71% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.30% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on System
      • 0.050% fail on Pipe
  • 8.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.45% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.35% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering system (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end (36% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Pump
      • 0.050% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.050% fail on Rams
    • 0.20% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.050% fail on Steering control
      • 0.050% fail on Steering column
    • 0.050% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.3% fail on Doors (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.45% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Drivers (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Seats (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Passengers
    • 0.35% fail on Body condition
    • 0.10% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.10% fail on Chassis
    • 0.050% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.050% fail on Body security
  • 1.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.71% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.050% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.76% fail on Seat belts (59% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Prescribed areas (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment
  • 0.61% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.10% fail on Road Wheels (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Condition
    • 0.050% fail on Attachment
  • 0.050% fail on Towbars
    • 0.050% fail on Towbar

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