Citroen Xsara MOT Results

Registered in 2004
45.0% pass rate
from 14,189 tests in 2020
(16% worse than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Xsara is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Stop lamp (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamps (15% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Headlamp levelling device (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.014% fail on Matched pair
    • 6.2% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (89% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators
    • 5.6% fail on Position lamps (66% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Position lamp (66% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (17% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.82% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.73% fail on Horn (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.035% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.021% fail on Battery(ies) (94% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (44% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp (45% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp (47% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Switch
      • 0.014% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.014% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.14% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.056% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.056% fail on Switch
    • 0.035% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0070% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0070% fail on All outline marker lamps
  • 21% fail on Suspension (15% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (82% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Pins and bushes (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0070% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0070% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.0% fail on Ball joint (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension arm (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.8% fail on Springs (28% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Coil springs (29% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Coil spring (30% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Mounting
      • 0.042% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.021% fail on Torsion bars (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Torsion bar (17 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.58% fail on Shock absorbers (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.049% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.042% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.43% fail on Macpherson strut (77% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0070% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Sub-frame (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0070% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.021% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Axles
      • 0.049% fail on Axle
      • 0.042% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Stub axle
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Transmission
      • 3.9% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.9% fail on Joints (12% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.0070% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
    • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Driver's seat (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Passenger's seat (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Spare wheel (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Carrier (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Spare wheel condition (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Doors (43% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
        • 0.0070% fail on Hinge
      • 0.063% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.042% fail on Door condition
        • 0.014% fail on Catch
        • 0.0070% fail on Hinge
      • 0.042% fail on Front passenger's door (69% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Door condition (68% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on System
      • 0.049% fail on Tank (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Pipe
      • 0.014% fail on Hose
    • 0.23% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
      • 0.070% fail on Panel
      • 0.021% fail on Body condition
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Undertray (90% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.085% fail on Boot lid condition (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.063% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.049% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.014% fail on Bracket
    • 0.049% fail on Towbar
      • 0.035% fail on Other towbar components (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.0070% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.042% fail on Cabs
      • 0.042% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.021% fail on Floor
  • 13% fail on Brakes (11% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance (43% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (50% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (47% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (40% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (39% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.014% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0070% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0070% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance (46% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (37% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (36% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (37% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.0070% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0070% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (21% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (21% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.063% fail on Brake drums (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Cable
        • 0.035% fail on Lever
        • 0.021% fail on Linkage
        • 0.0070% fail on Pivot
    • 0.66% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Anti-lock braking system (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Electronic stability control (72% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal
      • 0.11% fail on Hand lever (63% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake control (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Lever (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.20% fail on Flexible brake hoses (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.021% fail on Valves
      • 0.014% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.014% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.063% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.035% fail on Other components
      • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.014% fail on Other braking system component
      • 0.014% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.0070% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0070% fail on Servos
  • 13% fail on Visibility (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Washers (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers (32% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.021% fail on Window (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Bonnet (83% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 9.4% fail on Tyres (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Tread depth (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (20% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 7.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.3% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Emissions not tested (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.056% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.028% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0070% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition (45% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (51% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (50% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Emissions not tested (31% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.57% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.33% fail on Engine oil leaks (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.021% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.056% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.035% fail on Undertray
      • 0.021% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 7.5% fail on Steering (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.021% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
    • 2.5% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Operation (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Rams (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pump
    • 0.26% fail on Steering wheel (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.035% fail on Steering column
    • 0.021% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.0070% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.0070% fail on Universal joint
  • 7.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
      • 0.035% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0070% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (26% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Airbags
      • 0.056% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.56% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels (64% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (66% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Hubs (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.070% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Speedometer (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.014% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.014% fail on Anchorages

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