Jaguar XK8 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
69.1% pass rate
from 1,312 tests in 2020
(27% 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 XK8 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 4.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (42% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.53% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.076% fail on Linkage
      • 0.076% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.076% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 1.5% fail on Sub-frames (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.61% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.076% fail on Springs
      • 0.076% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.076% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 10% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (36% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.076% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (47% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (60% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (46% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp (48% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.99% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.99% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.076% fail on Switch
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (52% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.53% fail on Horn
      • 0.076% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.30% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.076% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.23% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.23% fail on Switch
  • 9.1% fail on Brakes (32% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance (45% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.84% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Rbt (73% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance (79% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.076% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.69% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt
          • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.46% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (84% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance (83% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (88% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Electronic stability control (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (51% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake linings and pads (65% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Brake pads (64% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.46% fail on Cable
        • 0.076% fail on Clevis joint
      • 0.076% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.076% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.15% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.15% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.076% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.076% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.076% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 4.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (58% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.53% fail on Seats
      • 0.38% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.15% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.46% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Floor (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.076% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.076% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.076% fail on Transmission
      • 0.076% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.076% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.076% fail on Body
      • 0.076% fail on Panel
    • 0.076% fail on Doors
      • 0.076% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.076% fail on Door condition
  • 3.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (53% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Spark ignition (49% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (41% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.15% fail on Oxygen sensor (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.076% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.076% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.076% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.076% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (50% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Size/type
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility (53% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (58% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (54% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on View to rear
      • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.076% fail on Driver's view
  • 2.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts (56% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (50% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Condition
    • 0.76% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (68% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Steering linkage components (73% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Track rod end (73% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.38% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.38% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.30% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Rams (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
  • 0.76% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.76% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.076% fail on Condition
    • 0.076% fail on Attachment

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