Citroen Xsara MOT Results

Registered in 2005
44.9% pass rate
from 14,348 tests in 2020
(21% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Xsara is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Stop lamp (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Direction indicators (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Flashing type (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (91% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Position lamp (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0070% fail on Switch
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.084% fail on Headlamp levelling device (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (82% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.68% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.62% fail on Horn (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0070% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.0070% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.46% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Switch
      • 0.0070% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0070% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.084% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.035% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.056% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Switch (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0070% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0070% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0070% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0070% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 21% fail on Suspension (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (94% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.028% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.2% fail on Ball joint (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (78% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (44% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Suspension arm (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Springs (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (50% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Coil spring (51% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0070% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0070% fail on Spring saddle
      • 0.0070% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.0070% fail on Torsion bar
      • 0.0070% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.95% fail on Wheel bearings (37% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Shock absorbers (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Macpherson strut (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0070% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.33% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.056% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.021% fail on Sub-frame (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0070% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.091% fail on Axles
      • 0.049% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.042% fail on Axle
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Transmission (80% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Drive shafts (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Joints (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.021% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.014% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.26% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.26% fail on Joints (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Belts
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 1.5% fail on Chassis (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis condition (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Passenger's seat (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's seat (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Spare wheel (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Carrier (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Spare wheel condition (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on System (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Tank
      • 0.063% fail on Pipe
    • 0.29% fail on Body
      • 0.20% fail on Other body component
      • 0.063% fail on Panel
      • 0.021% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0070% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.14% fail on Doors (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Other passenger's door (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Door condition (65% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Catch
      • 0.035% fail on Front passenger's door (75% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Door condition (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Driver's door (78% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0070% fail on Catch
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.10% fail on Undertray
    • 0.070% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.049% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.021% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.042% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.035% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0070% fail on Bracket
    • 0.028% fail on Cabs
      • 0.028% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.014% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0070% fail on Coupling
      • 0.0070% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.014% fail on Passenger compartment (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.0070% fail on Load security
      • 0.0070% fail on Loading door
    • 0.0070% fail on Floor
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (42% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (38% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (33% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (33% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (46% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0070% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.0070% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0070% fail on Service brake performance (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (76% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0070% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.0070% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (16% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.10% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0070% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (31% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (32% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.0070% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.077% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (71% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Cable (82% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Lever
        • 0.0070% fail on Clevis joint
        • 0.0070% fail on Pivot
    • 0.74% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (69% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Hand lever (41% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Lever (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.049% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.035% fail on Valves
      • 0.0070% fail on Servos
      • 0.0070% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.20% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.028% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.028% fail on Leaks
    • 0.021% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
      • 0.0070% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.0070% fail on Other braking system component
  • 10% fail on Visibility (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Washers (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.035% fail on Bonnet (82% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 9.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Seat belts (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Prescribed areas (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0070% fail on Requirements
    • 0.93% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (38% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Airbags
      • 0.042% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0070% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 7.9% fail on Steering (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Steering gear (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Steering box
    • 3.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.049% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.014% fail on Other components
        • 0.014% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0070% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pipes and hoses (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Operation (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Rams
      • 0.028% fail on Pump
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.049% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.021% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.021% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.014% fail on Steering column
    • 0.014% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0070% fail on Steering lock
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.2% fail on Compression ignition (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Emissions not tested (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.028% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.021% fail on Other emission control equipment (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.0070% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.021% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.0070% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition (48% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (49% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Catalyst emissions (59% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.028% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0070% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0070% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.0070% fail on Oxygen sensor
    • 0.45% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks (38% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other leaks (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.042% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.028% fail on Undertray
      • 0.014% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 0.43% fail on Identification of the vehicle (37% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates (36% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.063% fail on Road Wheels (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Attachment (94% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.056% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Speedometer (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.028% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.014% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.014% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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