Peugeot 308 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
54.9% pass rate
from 20,335 tests in 2017
(21% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Peugeot 308 is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Stop lamp (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamp aim (44% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps (69% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.039% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
      • 0.0098% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0049% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.0049% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0098% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.0049% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear lamps (64% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Front lamps (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters (36% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0049% fail on Switch
    • 0.94% fail on Rear fog lamp (97% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Fog lamp (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Horn
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.069% fail on Battery (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.034% fail on Lamp
      • 0.0049% fail on Switch
    • 0.025% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.025% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0049% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 18% fail on Suspension (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Coil springs (81% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Condition (81% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Location
    • 6.1% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0098% fail on Couplings
      • 0.069% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.61% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Linkage condition (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0049% fail on Presence
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
    • 0.69% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.43% fail on Shock absorbers (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Wheel bearings (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Macpherson strut (47% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (47% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.020% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Component mounting (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0049% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.0098% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0098% fail on Condition
    • 0.0098% fail on Sub-frames (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0049% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0049% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0049% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0049% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0049% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0049% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0049% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.0049% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0049% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 9.8% fail on Brakes (23% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Hub components (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Brake pads (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.0098% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0049% fail on Brake drums
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear wheels (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.58% fail on Front wheels (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake imbalance (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.020% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.015% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.73% fail on ABS (98% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Hydraulic systems (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Components (47% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Hoses (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Reservoirs (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Pipes (92% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Operation
      • 0.039% fail on Leaks (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Restricted movement (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake (39% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Condition (33% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Mechanical components (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Lever
      • 0.0098% fail on Linkage (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake control components (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Anti-slip (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0098% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0049% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0049% fail on Components
        • 0.0049% fail on Servos
  • 9.5% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition (9.6% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.030% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (70% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 5.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.3% fail on Washers (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (33% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.030% fail on Bonnet (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0098% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 4.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Emissions (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Exhaust system (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on System
      • 0.025% fail on Tank
      • 0.025% fail on Cap (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Pipe
  • 2.4% fail on Steering (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system (60% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Steering rack (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.020% fail on Free play
        • 0.020% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0049% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0049% fail on Other components
        • 0.0049% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.064% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.054% fail on Steering control
      • 0.039% fail on Steering wheel (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Steering column
    • 0.044% fail on Power steering (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Operation (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0098% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0098% fail on Pump
      • 0.0098% fail on Other components
    • 0.0049% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.72% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.71% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
      • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0049% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0049% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.30% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0049% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.0049% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.51% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.23% fail on Body condition
    • 0.13% fail on Doors (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Drivers
      • 0.049% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.030% fail on Passengers other (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Seats
      • 0.044% fail on Passengers
      • 0.025% fail on Drivers
    • 0.034% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.020% fail on Body security
    • 0.020% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.0098% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0098% fail on Chassis
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Condition
  • 0.0098% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0098% fail on Towbar
Read the Honest John Review

  • Peugeot 308 (2007 - 2014)
    Five-star crash test rating. Excellent THP 150 petrol engine and fine handling. HDi 90 120g/km. 98g/km e-HDi from Summer 2011.
  • Peugeot 308 SW (2008 - 2013)
    Versatile update of 307SW on 308 floorpan. 3 x Isofix sliding, folding centre rear seats. Excellent handling. THP 150 6-speed best.

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