Citroen Xsara MOT Results

Registered in 2004
54.0% pass rate
from 1,585 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Xsara is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 8.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.69% fail on Rear lamps (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Direction indicators (86% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Flashing type (86% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual lamps (90% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Switch
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp (70% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.063% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.063% fail on Switch
    • 0.63% fail on Horn
    • 0.57% fail on Battery
    • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.063% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.063% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.063% fail on Lamp
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 8.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.44% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.19% fail on Brake operation (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.5% fail on Components
        • 2.3% fail on Pipes (37% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Hoses (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.063% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.32% fail on Leaks
      • 0.063% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Hub components
      • 3.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.063% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 2.5% fail on Parking brake (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Fitment
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical components (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.44% fail on Pedal
        • 0.25% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on ABS
    • 0.25% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.063% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.063% fail on Operation
  • 14% fail on Suspension (31% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.88% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.063% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front drive shafts (59% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.063% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.57% fail on Front
      • 0.57% fail on Rear
    • 0.38% fail on Axles (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Axle beam (19 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.32% fail on Prescribed areas (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Component mounting (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.13% fail on General condition (15 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.063% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.063% fail on Condition
  • 9.7% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
    • 0.19% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust system (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Emissions
    • 0.63% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.57% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.50% fail on System
      • 0.063% fail on Cap
  • 8.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.57% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering system (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Operation
      • 0.063% fail on Rams
    • 0.13% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.69% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Passengers (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers
    • 0.38% fail on Body condition
    • 0.38% fail on Doors
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.063% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.13% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.063% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.063% fail on Chassis
  • 1.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.69% fail on Seat belts (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.063% fail on Requirements
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment
  • 0.50% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Condition

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