Jaguar XJ MOT Results

Registered in 1998
69.1% pass rate
from 700 tests in 2020
(28% better than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Jaguar XJ is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 5.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.71% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.6% fail on Sub-frames (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.43% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.86% fail on Springs
      • 0.71% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.71% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.14% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.71% fail on Anti-roll bars (78% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (39% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (47% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.86% fail on Position lamps (64% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Position lamp (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.14% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 8.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.7% fail on Chassis (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Chassis condition (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system (49% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Doors
      • 0.43% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.43% fail on Door condition
      • 0.43% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.43% fail on Door condition
    • 0.43% fail on Body
      • 0.43% fail on Other body component
      • 0.14% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.29% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.14% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Transmission
      • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.14% fail on Joints
    • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.14% fail on Floor
  • 7.3% fail on Brakes (45% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Brake performance (58% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.71% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.43% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt
          • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 2.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.43% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (67% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Mechanical brake components (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.71% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.43% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.29% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (54% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (58% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (57% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Spark ignition (53% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (57% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.29% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (48% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (51% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.71% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (55% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Steering linkage components (62% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.57% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.57% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.29% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Other components
    • 0.14% fail on Steering column
  • 0.14% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.14% fail on Registration plates

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