Citroen Xsara MOT Results

Registered in 2008
51.8% pass rate
from 6,336 tests in 2020
(21% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Xsara is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Stop lamp (87% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps (19% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.016% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Position lamp (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.079% fail on Side repeaters (87% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.58% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.28% fail on Horn
      • 0.063% fail on Trailer electrical socket (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.11% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.016% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.016% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Suspension (13% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (92% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (47% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage
      • 0.032% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms (16% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Pins and bushes (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.1% fail on Springs (35% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Coil springs (35% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Coil spring (35% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Mounting
    • 2.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Shock absorbers (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.016% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.016% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.095% fail on Sub-frames (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.016% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.016% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.063% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.047% fail on Axles
      • 0.016% fail on Axle
      • 0.016% fail on Swivel joints/housing
      • 0.016% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Transmission (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.016% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.30% fail on Prop shafts (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust system (87% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (20 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.90% fail on Chassis (13 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Chassis condition (13 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Passenger's seat (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.19% fail on Spare wheel (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Carrier (19 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.19% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component
      • 0.016% fail on Body condition
    • 0.079% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.063% fail on Cabs (18 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Prescribed areas (22 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Fuel system (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Hose
      • 0.016% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.016% fail on System
    • 0.047% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.016% fail on Bracket
    • 0.047% fail on Doors (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition
      • 0.016% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition
      • 0.016% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition
    • 0.047% fail on Undertray
    • 0.016% fail on Floor
  • 7.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Seat belts (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Prescribed areas (33 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Condition (69% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Requirements
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
    • 1.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Airbags
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 6.7% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Brake performance (23% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (22% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (22% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (32% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.047% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (33% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (30% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.73% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt
          • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.047% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.047% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.079% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (49% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (49% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.82% fail on Brake discs (30% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Brake drums (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.032% fail on Cable
    • 0.74% fail on Rigid brake pipes (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.55% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.55% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.016% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.047% fail on Valves (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Master cylinder (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
      • 0.047% fail on Hand lever (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.063% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.063% fail on Leaks (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Parking brake control (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Lever (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
  • 6.2% fail on Steering (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Steering gear (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Steering rack (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.047% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Steering linkage (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Steering component
      • 0.032% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.016% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.016% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.85% fail on Power steering (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Other components (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pipes and hoses (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rams (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Operation
    • 0.079% fail on Steering play
      • 0.079% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.016% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.016% fail on Steering wheel
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (23% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested (95% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.016% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.016% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.016% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition (49% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (37% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Catalyst emissions (63% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested (56% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.36% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.063% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.047% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 4.4% fail on Visibility (26% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (26% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (36% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.032% fail on Bonnet (80% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Identification of the vehicle (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Registration plates (49% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.047% fail on Road Wheels (91% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Attachment (87% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.016% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.016% fail on Speedometer

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