Jaguar XJ MOT Results

Registered in 1997
71.0% pass rate
from 641 tests in 2020
(29% better than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Jaguar XJ is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Suspension (26% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.47% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.0% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.31% fail on Other suspension component (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.94% fail on Anti-roll bars (67% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.62% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.62% fail on Springs
      • 0.31% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.31% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.31% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.16% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (34% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp (61% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.94% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.94% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.94% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.78% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 0.78% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.62% fail on Horn
      • 0.16% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.16% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
  • 7.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (30% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.9% fail on Chassis
      • 1.9% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.62% fail on Floor
    • 0.47% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.47% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.47% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.47% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.31% fail on Door condition
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
    • 0.47% fail on Seats
      • 0.47% fail on Driver's seat
  • 7.0% fail on Brakes (47% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance (42% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.94% fail on Rbt
          • 0.94% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.16% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt (69% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.62% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.47% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (85% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.94% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.94% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.62% fail on Mechanical brake components (72% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.47% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.31% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.16% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.16% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.31% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 5.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (35% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.16% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.16% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.31% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility (37% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.62% fail on View to rear
      • 0.62% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.31% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.7% fail on Steering
    • 0.94% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.62% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.94% fail on Power steering
      • 0.78% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.78% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.78% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.94% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Condition

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