Citroen Xsara MOT Results

Registered in 2010
61.8% pass rate
from 1,807 tests in 2020
(13% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen Xsara is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (34% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp (85% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Switch (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (21 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (24 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.17% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.17% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.17% fail on Horn
  • 9.0% fail on Suspension (17% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joints (85% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.66% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.055% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage
    • 2.6% fail on Springs (32% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Coil springs (32% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Coil spring (31% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (36% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Ball joint (48% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.44% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (20 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Shock absorbers (75% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.055% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.055% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.055% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Prop shafts (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Integral vehicle structure (57 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (85 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Passenger's seat (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.22% fail on Chassis (22 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Chassis condition (24 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.055% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.055% fail on Carrier
    • 0.055% fail on Towbar
      • 0.055% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.055% fail on Doors
      • 0.055% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.055% fail on Door condition
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes (43% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (37% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (47% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (46% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.00% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.89% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.11% fail on Brake drums (18 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.055% fail on Cable
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance (54% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Rbt (53% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.66% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.33% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt
          • 0.33% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.22% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (83% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.50% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.50% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.055% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.055% fail on Valves
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
    • 0.11% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.11% fail on Lever
    • 0.055% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.055% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.055% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.055% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.055% fail on Other components
  • 3.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (38% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (45% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Compression ignition (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.055% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.77% fail on Spark ignition (48% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.22% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.055% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.055% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.8% fail on Visibility
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (47% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.055% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.055% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas (139 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
    • 0.83% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Steering
    • 0.77% fail on Power steering (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pipes and hoses (27 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Other components (20 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Rams
    • 0.66% fail on Steering linkage components (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Track rod end (53% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.055% fail on Steering play
      • 0.055% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.55% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.055% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.055% fail on Speedometer

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