Peugeot 208 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
68.2% pass rate
from 15,988 tests in 2020
(20% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Peugeot 208 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Transmission (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Drive shafts (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 9.4% fail on Joints (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Flexible couplings (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.29% fail on Prop shafts (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Joints (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Belts
    • 6.8% fail on Exhaust system (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Body
      • 0.069% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0063% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0063% fail on Panel
    • 0.069% fail on Undertray (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Engine mounting (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Bracket (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.050% fail on Seats
      • 0.031% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.019% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.038% fail on Fuel system (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pipe
      • 0.013% fail on Tank
      • 0.0063% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.031% fail on Doors (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.025% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0063% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0063% fail on Door condition
    • 0.019% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.019% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 8.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp (40% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.019% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (69% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (18% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (73% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Stop lamp (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Direction indicators (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Flashing type (39% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.14% fail on Individual direction indicators (80% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on All direction indicators (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Position lamps (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Position lamp (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.31% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0063% fail on Switch
    • 0.27% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.19% fail on Battery(ies) (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Horn
    • 0.031% fail on Reversing lamps (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.0063% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0063% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 5.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Spark ignition (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Non catalyst emissions (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0063% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.0063% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.68% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.42% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (41% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.069% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.025% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.0063% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.069% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.031% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.019% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.013% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0063% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 4.6% fail on Brakes (12% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (26% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (25% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (30% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.97% fail on Rbt
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.21% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (51% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp) (54% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.088% fail on Service brake imbalance (52% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance (59% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (60% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance (59% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.0063% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0063% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.031% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.15% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.081% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.088% fail on Pedal
      • 0.056% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.063% fail on Parking brake control (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Lever (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.038% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.031% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.013% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.013% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.0063% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0063% fail on Leaks
  • 2.7% fail on Visibility (35% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.67% fail on Wipers (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.075% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.069% fail on View to rear
      • 0.069% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.056% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.056% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.2% fail on Suspension (66% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Pins and bushes (48% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.0063% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.63% fail on Anti-roll bars (33% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint dust cover (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage
    • 0.46% fail on Wheel bearings (91% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Springs (98% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Coil spring (98% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Mounting
    • 0.069% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.069% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0063% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.0063% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.013% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0063% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.61% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.39% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Requirements
    • 0.025% fail on Airbags
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.25% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Steering linkage components (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Track rod end (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.0063% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0063% fail on Operation
    • 0.0063% fail on Power steering
      • 0.0063% fail on Other components
    • 0.0063% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0063% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Identification of the vehicle (48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Registration plates (47% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.0063% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0063% fail on Anchorages
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