Jaguar XJ MOT Results

Registered in 2012
81.4% pass rate
from 1,060 tests in 2020
(35% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Jaguar XJ is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (1.1% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (15% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 4.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (50% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (30% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim (55% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim (51% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Headlamps (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Direction indicators (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Flashing type (63% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Side repeaters (34% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Individual direction indicators (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Electrical equipment (46% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Horn (4.0% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.094% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 3.8% fail on Suspension (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (33% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (14% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover (37% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Springs (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (64% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Anti-roll bars (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (36% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Linkage
      • 0.094% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension rods (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.19% fail on Other suspension component (42% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.094% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 2.4% fail on Brakes (59% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Brake linings and pads (60% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Brake pads (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake discs and drums (60% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Brake discs (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Brake performance (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt (55% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance (46% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (51% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (49% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (78% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.094% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
    • 0.19% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (31% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-lock braking system (1.6% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic stability control (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.094% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.094% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 1.9% fail on Visibility (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (39% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Washers (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.094% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (27% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (34% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Spark ignition (34% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (17% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Compression ignition (36% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.094% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.094% fail on Undertray
    • 0.094% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.094% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.85% fail on Road Wheels (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment (17% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.47% fail on Body, chassis, structure (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Doors (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Other passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.094% fail on Door condition
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system (61% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Hose (41 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.38% fail on Steering (68% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.094% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.094% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.094% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.094% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.094% fail on Steering play
      • 0.094% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.28% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (49% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Seat belts (21% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Requirements
      • 0.094% fail on Condition
    • 0.094% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
Read the Honest John Review

  • Jaguar XJ (2010 - 2019)
    A characterful alternative to the go-to German luxury saloons and far more engaging to drive. Diesel offers low emissions and tax but is very strong. Excellent overall refinement.

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