Jaguar XK8 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
70.7% pass rate
from 1,515 tests in 2020
(30% 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.

  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (37% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters (70% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (45% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp (49% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.99% fail on Stop lamp (75% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (60% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Rear fog lamp (60% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Electrical equipment (68% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Horn
      • 0.066% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.066% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.066% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.066% fail on Switch
  • 10% fail on Suspension (30% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (36% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.99% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.066% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.9% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joints (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Linkage
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.066% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.20% fail on Springs (86% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Coil spring (89% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.066% fail on Axles
      • 0.066% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.066% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.066% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.066% fail on Operation
  • 8.7% fail on Brakes (34% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Brake performance (50% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (53% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.86% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt
          • 0.79% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.066% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.20% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (94% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (sp) (93% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (87% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Electronic stability control (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (46% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.73% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.46% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.26% fail on Cable
        • 0.066% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.066% fail on Clevis joint
        • 0.066% fail on Pivot
      • 0.13% fail on Brake discs and drums (83% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Brake discs (82% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.53% fail on Lever
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.066% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.066% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.066% fail on Other braking system component
  • 4.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (58% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.86% fail on Chassis
      • 0.86% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.066% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.73% fail on Exhaust system (80% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Seats
      • 0.66% fail on Driver's seat (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Floor (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Body
      • 0.20% fail on Panel
      • 0.13% fail on Other body component
    • 0.20% fail on Transmission (94% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (96% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Joints (96% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.066% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.20% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
      • 0.066% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.066% fail on Door condition
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Pipe
      • 0.066% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.066% fail on Bumpers
  • 3.8% fail on Visibility (46% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (64% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on View to rear
      • 0.066% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (56% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Spark ignition (53% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (52% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested (69% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.20% fail on Compression ignition (75% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.066% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.46% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.26% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Engine oil leaks (80% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres (32% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (41% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (52% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas (48% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.86% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Airbags
      • 0.066% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.066% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (70% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Steering gear (59% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.46% fail on Steering linkage components (79% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Track rod end (70% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Power steering
      • 0.066% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.066% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.066% fail on Steering column
  • 0.79% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
  • 0.066% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.066% fail on Speedometer

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