Citroen Xsara MOT Results

Registered in 2003
45.4% pass rate
from 10,204 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Xsara is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (23% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Stop lamp (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Headlamps (20% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Headlamp (29% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Dipswitch (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Headlamp levelling device (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.5% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (56% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.098% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps (30% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Position lamp (30% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0098% fail on Switch
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (12% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (17% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (20% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.97% fail on Horn (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.039% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.029% fail on Battery(ies) (92% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Rear fog lamp (41% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Main beam tell-tale (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.098% fail on Switch
    • 0.0098% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 22% fail on Suspension (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (79% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (71% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0098% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.7% fail on Suspension arms (22% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Ball joint (74% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes (22% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.088% fail on Suspension arm (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.4% fail on Springs (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Coil springs (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Coil spring (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0098% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.0098% fail on Torsion bar
      • 0.0098% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (37% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.68% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.029% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0098% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.56% fail on Shock absorbers (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.078% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0098% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0098% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.23% fail on Axles (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.078% fail on Axle (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.23% fail on Sub-frames (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.020% fail on Sub-frame (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0098% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.049% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.020% fail on Suspension rod
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Exhaust system (97% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Transmission (21% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Drive shafts (20% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Joints (20% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.020% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.088% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.088% fail on Joints
      • 0.020% fail on Belts
    • 2.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Strengthening plate (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Seats (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's seat (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Doors
      • 0.36% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.36% fail on Door condition
      • 0.12% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0098% fail on Catch
      • 0.069% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.049% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0098% fail on Hinge
        • 0.0098% fail on Pillar
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on System
      • 0.078% fail on Pipe
      • 0.059% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Tank
      • 0.020% fail on Hose
    • 0.26% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Panel
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
      • 0.029% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0098% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.14% fail on Spare wheel (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Carrier (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.11% fail on Undertray
    • 0.098% fail on Bumpers (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.039% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.039% fail on Bracket
    • 0.029% fail on Towbar
      • 0.029% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.029% fail on Floor
    • 0.029% fail on Cabs
      • 0.029% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0098% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 13% fail on Brakes (14% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (32% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (33% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (45% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.069% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.020% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (56% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (54% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0098% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance (57% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (41% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (40% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.96% fail on Parking brake performance (36% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.059% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (66% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.020% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0098% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0098% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (23% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (23% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.21% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.17% fail on Cable
        • 0.029% fail on Lever
        • 0.0098% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.88% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (33% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Anti-lock braking system (26% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Electronic stability control (77% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever (63% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake control (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Lever (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Flexible brake hoses (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.039% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.020% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.020% fail on Valves
    • 0.029% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0098% fail on Leaks
      • 0.0098% fail on Servos
      • 0.0098% fail on Valves
    • 0.0098% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0098% fail on Other components
  • 11% fail on Visibility (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Washers (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers (30% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on View to rear
      • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0098% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.24% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.24% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0098% fail on Window
    • 0.0098% fail on Bonnet
  • 10.0% fail on Tyres (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Tread depth (30% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Condition (52% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type
  • 7.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (8.8% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (11% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.069% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.020% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0098% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0098% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 3.1% fail on Spark ignition (53% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (47% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.76% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.69% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.53% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.088% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.059% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.020% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.059% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.029% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.029% fail on Undertray
  • 7.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Condition
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
      • 0.029% fail on Requirements
    • 1.00% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Airbags
      • 0.088% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0098% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 6.5% fail on Steering (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.059% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.020% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.020% fail on Other components
        • 0.020% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.5% fail on Steering gear (87% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.069% fail on Rams (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pump
    • 0.15% fail on Steering play
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.0098% fail on Steering box
    • 0.14% fail on Steering wheel (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.029% fail on Steering column
  • 0.74% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels (62% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Condition
  • 0.069% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Speedometer (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.020% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0098% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0098% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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