Jaguar XK8 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
67.7% pass rate
from 1,449 tests in 2017
(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 XK8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.8% fail on Component mounting (47% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Subframe mounting (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Wheel bearings (92% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Rear
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Front suspension joints (69% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.83% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (69% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment
    • 0.35% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.069% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts (96% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.14% fail on Universal joint (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.069% fail on Condition
    • 0.069% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.069% fail on Condition
  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (43% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.069% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.069% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.069% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.069% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (49% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (59% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps (62% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front lamps (66% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Rear lamps (60% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.90% fail on Fog lamp (56% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators (45% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type (45% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.28% fail on Horn
    • 0.21% fail on Battery (84% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 11% fail on Brakes (34% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Brake performance (48% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Rear wheels (52% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Front wheels (74% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (88% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (41% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Components (39% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Pipes
        • 0.62% fail on Hoses (67% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.5% fail on ABS (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components (48% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.069% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.76% fail on Electronic stability system (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.48% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.14% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.069% fail on Linkage
      • 0.069% fail on Cable
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres (31% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.069% fail on Size/type
    • 0.069% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (49% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (47% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (55% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (62% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Emissions (43% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Exhaust system (82% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system (86% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pipe
      • 0.069% fail on Cap
    • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested (87% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.0% fail on Body condition
    • 1.0% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis
    • 0.69% fail on Seats
      • 0.62% fail on Drivers (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Passengers
  • 3.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (39% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts (48% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas (42% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment
    • 1.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (70% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Steering system (76% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack (78% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.069% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.48% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.069% fail on Pump
      • 0.069% fail on Rams
    • 0.069% fail on Steering control
      • 0.069% fail on Steering column
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.69% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.62% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition

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