Jaguar XK8 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
67.5% pass rate
from 1,223 tests in 2017
(31% 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 (36% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.6% fail on Subframe mounting (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Component mounting (53% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
      • 0.082% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.7% fail on Front (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Rear
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.65% fail on Anti-roll bars (82% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Condition
      • 0.082% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment
    • 0.49% fail on Coil springs (77% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (88% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Location
    • 0.25% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Drive shafts (96% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.16% fail on Universal joint (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.082% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.082% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.082% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (45% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (51% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (57% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (58% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.25% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (47% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.16% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.65% fail on Fog lamp (58% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 0.65% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.65% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Horn
    • 0.16% fail on Battery (87% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 10% fail on Brakes (39% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.4% fail on Components
        • 3.9% fail on Pipes
        • 0.74% fail on Hoses (61% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.082% fail on Operation
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance (55% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels (61% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels (66% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.4% fail on ABS (67% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Electronic stability system (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Hub components (77% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake pads (77% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.082% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.25% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.25% fail on Cable
    • 0.25% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake (83% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (83% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
        • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.082% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.082% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.082% fail on Components
        • 0.082% fail on Pipes
    • 0.082% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.082% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (33% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (38% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (48% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (55% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.41% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.082% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (60% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Emissions (54% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (73% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system (83% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Cap
    • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested (84% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.2% fail on Body condition
    • 0.90% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.90% fail on Chassis
    • 0.49% fail on Seats
      • 0.49% fail on Drivers
    • 0.082% fail on Body security
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (47% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts (40% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment
    • 0.41% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (70% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (65% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering system (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Track rod end (54% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack (85% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.082% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering
      • 0.25% fail on Pump (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.082% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.65% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment

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