Citroen ZX MOT Results

Registered in 1996
49.8% pass rate
from 205 tests in 2020
(26% worse than other 1996 cars)
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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen ZX is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Brakes (93% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 10% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 10% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 6.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 5.4% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 7.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 6.8% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.49% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.49% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.49% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 3.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.98% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.98% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.98% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.49% fail on Cable
        • 0.49% fail on Pivot
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.49% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.0% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.49% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.49% fail on Valves
    • 0.98% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.49% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.49% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.98% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.49% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.49% fail on Hand lever
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 5.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 5.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.9% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.98% fail on Axles
      • 0.49% fail on Axle
      • 0.49% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.49% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.49% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.5% fail on Horn
      • 0.49% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.98% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.98% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.98% fail on Individual direction indicators
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 4.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.49% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.49% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.49% fail on View to rear
      • 0.49% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.5% fail on Joints
    • 0.98% fail on Seats
      • 0.98% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.49% fail on Chassis
      • 0.49% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.49% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.49% fail on Tank
    • 0.49% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.49% fail on Load security
      • 0.49% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.49% fail on Other tailgate component
    • 0.49% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.49% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 6.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.98% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.49% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.49% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.49% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.49% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.49% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
  • 3.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.9% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.98% fail on Power steering
      • 0.98% fail on Operation (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.98% fail on Condition
  • 2.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plates

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