Citroen ZX MOT Results

Registered in 1997
50.0% pass rate
from 264 tests in 2020
(22% worse than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen ZX is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamps (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Headlamp (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.76% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.38% fail on Switch
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.76% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.38% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.38% fail on Horn
  • 21% fail on Suspension (46% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 5.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.7% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.5% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.5% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.76% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.76% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.38% fail on Axles
      • 0.38% fail on Axle
    • 0.38% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.38% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 20% fail on Brakes (56% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (85% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 7.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (64 times worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.76% fail on Service brake imbalance (81 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Rbt (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.76% fail on Plate brake tester (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 4.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.38% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.5% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Cable (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.76% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.3% fail on Load sensing valves (11 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.38% fail on Lever
    • 0.38% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.7% fail on Transmission
      • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.7% fail on Joints
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.1% fail on Chassis
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.1% fail on Bumpers (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Spare wheel (26 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Carrier (43 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 0.38% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.38% fail on Door condition
      • 0.38% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.38% fail on Door condition
      • 0.38% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.38% fail on Door condition
    • 0.76% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.38% fail on Tank
      • 0.38% fail on Hose
    • 0.76% fail on Body
      • 0.38% fail on Panel
      • 0.38% fail on Other body component
    • 0.76% fail on Seats
      • 0.76% fail on Passenger's seat (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.38% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 9.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.38% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.38% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.38% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.9% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 5.3% fail on Steering
    • 3.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.8% fail on Track rod end (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering
      • 0.38% fail on Rams
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
  • 0.76% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment

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