Citroen Xsara MOT Results

Registered in 2009
57.0% pass rate
from 3,927 tests in 2020
(17% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Xsara is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Stop lamp (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps (52% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp (53% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.051% fail on Switch
    • 0.33% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.25% fail on Horn
      • 0.051% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.025% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.20% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.051% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.051% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.051% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 5.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.97% fail on Ball joint dust cover (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 3.5% fail on Springs
      • 3.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.4% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.076% fail on Mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms (25% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint dust cover (84% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.31% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.28% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.076% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.051% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.23% fail on Shock absorbers (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.076% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.10% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.10% fail on Joints
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system (95% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure (48 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (70 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Chassis (41 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Chassis condition (43 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Passenger's seat (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.15% fail on Body
      • 0.13% fail on Other body component
      • 0.051% fail on Panel
    • 0.13% fail on Spare wheel (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Carrier (22 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Spare wheel condition (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.025% fail on Hose
      • 0.025% fail on Pipe
      • 0.025% fail on System
    • 0.076% fail on Undertray
    • 0.051% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.051% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.051% fail on Bracket
    • 0.025% fail on Floor
    • 0.025% fail on Cabs
      • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 5.4% fail on Brakes (32% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (45% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (44% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.92% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake imbalance (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.59% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (63% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.38% fail on Rbt
          • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.051% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.025% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.025% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.076% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (49% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (53% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Brake linings (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.76% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.025% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.025% fail on Cable
    • 0.89% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.41% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.41% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.31% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
      • 0.076% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.051% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.025% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.051% fail on Parking brake control (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Lever (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
  • 5.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (34% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (39% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Compression ignition (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.025% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.025% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.99% fail on Spark ignition (53% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (55% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Catalyst emissions (60% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.20% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.025% fail on Other leaks
  • 4.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Seat belts (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas (95 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.025% fail on Airbags
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 3.9% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering gear (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.79% fail on Power steering (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Other components (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pipes and hoses (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Rams (26 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Steering wheel (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Steering play
      • 0.025% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.6% fail on Visibility (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on View to rear
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.076% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.076% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.051% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.076% fail on Road Wheels (83% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Attachment (83% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Condition

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