Jaguar XJ-S MOT Results

Registered in 1989
65.8% pass rate
from 526 tests in 2017
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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Horn (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Front lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.19% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.76% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.38% fail on Individual lamps (80% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on Tell tales
      • 0.19% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Battery
    • 0.76% fail on Stop lamp (74% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.38% fail on Switch
      • 0.19% fail on Lamp
      • 0.19% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 18% fail on Brakes (37% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (61% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.76% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.76% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.38% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components (190% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.95% fail on Brake calipers (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (62% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Components (66% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Hoses
        • 0.38% fail on Pipes (83% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.57% fail on ABS
    • 0.57% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.38% fail on Locking devices (19 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
        • 0.19% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.19% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.57% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.38% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.9% fail on Front
      • 1.1% fail on Rear
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.38% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Trailing arms (7 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.95% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
      • 0.19% fail on Location
    • 0.38% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.19% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.19% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.19% fail on Universal joint
  • 5.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering system
      • 2.3% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.76% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.9% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.38% fail on Operation
    • 0.76% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.57% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.19% fail on Steering control
      • 0.19% fail on Steering shaft
  • 5.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
  • 4.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (41% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.5% fail on Emissions
    • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type
  • 3.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition
    • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis
    • 0.38% fail on Load security (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Bootlid (15 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Engine mountings
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate

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