Jaguar XJ8 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
64.2% pass rate
from 1,211 tests in 2017
(24% 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.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (17% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 3.1% fail on Subframe mounting (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Spring mounting
    • 4.0% fail on Wheel bearings (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Front (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Rear
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.6% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.74% fail on Coil springs (64% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Location
    • 0.66% fail on Shock absorbers (60% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition (60% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Universal joint (29 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.083% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.083% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (43% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp (49% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (44% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (47% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.083% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.083% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps (71% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps (74% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Rear lamps (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.083% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.083% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.99% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.66% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Fog lamp (73% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Battery (86% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 10% fail on Brakes (37% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (30% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Components (33% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Pipes
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.083% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.50% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance (53% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (65% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.6% fail on ABS (86% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Hub components (76% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake pads (77% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.083% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.50% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake (83% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (83% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.083% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
      • 0.083% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.083% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.083% fail on Pedal
        • 0.083% fail on Condition
    • 0.083% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.083% fail on Lever
  • 6.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (48% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Body condition
    • 3.0% fail on Vehicle structure (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Chassis (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Seats (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Doors
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.083% fail on Drivers
      • 0.083% fail on Passengers front
  • 5.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (36% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (63% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres (32% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (37% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
    • 0.083% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (58% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Emissions (62% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (72% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.66% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Cap
    • 0.50% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.58% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.083% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.4% fail on Steering (46% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system (48% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.58% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.33% fail on Free play (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.083% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.41% fail on Power steering
      • 0.25% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.083% fail on Pump
      • 0.083% fail on Other components
    • 0.083% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.91% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment

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