Jaguar XJ-S MOT Results

Registered in 1990
74.4% pass rate
from 433 tests in 2020
(22% better than other 1990 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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Jaguar XJ-S is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 8.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.23% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 1990 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 1990 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.23% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.23% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.23% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.46% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.46% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.46% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.23% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.23% fail on Lever
    • 0.92% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.92% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.92% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.69% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.46% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.23% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.23% fail on Servos
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.23% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 9.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (42% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.4% fail on Horn
      • 0.69% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.69% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.69% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.23% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (67% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.92% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.69% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.69% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.69% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.69% fail on Stop lamp (74% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.46% fail on Switch
  • 5.3% fail on Suspension (52% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.92% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.69% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (62% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.69% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.23% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.69% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.46% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.23% fail on Springs
      • 0.23% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.23% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers
  • 3.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Power steering
      • 0.69% fail on Pipes and hoses (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Other components
      • 0.23% fail on Pump
      • 0.23% fail on Rams
    • 0.92% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.92% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.69% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.23% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.23% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.23% fail on Universal joint
  • 3.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (64% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.46% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.46% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.23% fail on Chassis
      • 0.23% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.23% fail on Pipe
    • 0.23% fail on Floor
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.69% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (64% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (74% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (71% better than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Non catalyst emissions (77% better than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.69% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.46% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.92% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Requirements
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates

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