Jaguar XJ8 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
66.2% pass rate
from 1,060 tests in 2020
(21% 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 XJ8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 6.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.38% fail on Pins and bushes (77% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.094% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.8% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings (82% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (50% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.094% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.094% fail on Linkage
    • 1.0% fail on Springs
      • 0.85% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.75% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.094% fail on Mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.94% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.094% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.094% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.094% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.094% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.094% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.094% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (35% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (54% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.094% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.85% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 0.75% fail on Position lamps (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Position lamp (76% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.47% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical equipment (85% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.094% fail on Horn
    • 0.094% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.094% fail on Switch
  • 7.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (31% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure (71% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (73% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.094% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 2.3% fail on Chassis
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Floor (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Doors
      • 0.38% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.38% fail on Door condition
      • 0.094% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.094% fail on Door condition
      • 0.094% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.094% fail on Door condition
    • 0.47% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.094% fail on Hose
      • 0.094% fail on Pipe
    • 0.38% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.38% fail on Body
      • 0.28% fail on Body condition (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.28% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.094% fail on Transmission
      • 0.094% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.094% fail on Joints
    • 0.094% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.094% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 7.5% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance (46% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.094% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt (69% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.094% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.66% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.66% fail on Rbt
          • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.38% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (87% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (86% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.094% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.094% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.094% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.094% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.75% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (66% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Mechanical brake components (71% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.19% fail on Brake linings and pads (88% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Brake pads (87% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.094% fail on Clevis joint
        • 0.094% fail on Pivot
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.094% fail on Pedal
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.094% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.094% fail on Lever
    • 0.094% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.094% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.094% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.094% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.094% fail on Other braking system component
  • 5.1% fail on Visibility (30% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.094% fail on View to rear
      • 0.094% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (44% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (41% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Spark ignition (37% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (35% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.094% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.19% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.094% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.094% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.094% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.094% fail on Other leaks
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
  • 4.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.094% fail on Condition
    • 0.94% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (43% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.85% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.66% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.66% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering
      • 0.094% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.094% fail on Other components
    • 0.094% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.75% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment

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