Jaguar XJ-S MOT Results

Registered in 1989
73.4% pass rate
from 575 tests in 2020
(17% better than other 1989 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Jaguar XJ-S is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (57% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.35% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.17% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.87% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Pedal
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.70% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.17% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.17% fail on Servos
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.17% fail on Master cylinder
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.70% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.70% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.6% fail on Horn
      • 0.87% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.17% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.87% fail on Stop lamp (65% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (75% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.70% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.70% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 6.1% fail on Suspension (42% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (52% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.0% fail on Springs
      • 0.87% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.52% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.35% fail on Mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.87% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.35% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (53% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.87% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.87% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.87% fail on Chassis
      • 0.87% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.52% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
      • 0.17% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
      • 0.17% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Catch
    • 0.35% fail on Seats
      • 0.35% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.17% fail on Transmission
      • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.17% fail on Joints
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (170% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.17% fail on Rams
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.87% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.70% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
        • 0.17% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.35% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.17% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.17% fail on Steering play
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.52% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 1.6% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.70% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.70% fail on Transmission oil leaks (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.0% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.70% fail on Tyres (69% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.35% fail on Condition
  • 0.35% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.17% fail on Vehicle Identification Number

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