Peugeot 308 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
50.6% pass rate
from 17,457 tests in 2020
(25% 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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamps (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp levelling device (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Dipswitch (11% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators (2.4% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type (2.3% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (23% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Side repeaters (51% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on All direction indicators (52% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0057% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical equipment (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Horn (32% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Battery(ies) (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Electrical wiring (6.8% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Trailer electrical socket (0.24% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Position lamps (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Position lamp (41% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on All position lamps (80% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Rear reflectors (60% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 16% fail on Suspension (12% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Springs (87% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Coil springs (88% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 8.7% fail on Coil spring (89% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Mounting (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (0.44% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (29% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint (49% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint dust cover (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Linkage (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Anti-roll bar (8.5% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (25% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint (10% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Suspension arm (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Shock absorbers (59% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Other suspension component (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Other suspension component (80% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Wheel bearings (35% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (19% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Macpherson strut (66% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Pins and bushes (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Macpherson strut (6.1% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.092% fail on Sub-frames (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3.1% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint (98% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.046% fail on Suspension rods (23% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover (31% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pins and bushes (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Axles (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (77% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 13% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Brake performance (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (47% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0057% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance (53% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Plate brake tester (16% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (8.4% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0057% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Plate brake tester (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.034% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking brake performance (5.3% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Decelerometer (81% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.0057% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.55% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (8.3% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (sp) (6.1% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance (8.7% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (11% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested (9.4% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Brake linings (6.9% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (35% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Cable (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Pivot (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Relay lever (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on Linkage (83% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Electronic stability control (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic braking system (41% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pedal (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever (16% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Flexible brake hoses (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic systems (81% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid (76% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Servos
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Lever (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Rigid brake pipes (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (23% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other components (19% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0057% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0057% fail on Servos
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (80% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 9.0% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Flexible couplings (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Drive shaft (17% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Prop shafts (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Belts
    • 0.62% fail on Exhaust system (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Body (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other body component (67% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Panel (55% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Body condition (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Integral vehicle structure (21% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (15% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.12% fail on Undertray (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Chassis (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Chassis condition (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Fuel system (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Tank (29% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Pipe (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on System (4.2% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Seats (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Driver's seat (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Passenger's seat (18% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Doors (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Front passenger's door (61% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Door condition (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Other passenger's door (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Door condition (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0057% fail on Door condition
    • 0.046% fail on Engine mounting (16% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Engine mounting condition (5.4% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Bracket
    • 0.023% fail on Boot lid (17% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Other boot lid component (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.011% fail on Spare wheel (0.82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.0057% fail on Carrier
    • 0.0057% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0057% fail on Towbar condition
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Spark ignition (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested (9.5% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Non catalyst emissions (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Emission control equipment (88% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Oxygen sensor (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on NOx sensor (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.0057% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 3.0% fail on Compression ignition (87% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (85% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (55% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Emission control equipment (0.82% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Particulate filter (43% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Other emission control equipment (83% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0057% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.75% fail on Fluid leaks (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Engine oil leaks (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Other leaks (55% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Transmission oil leaks (17% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Noise suppression (2.2% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Undertray (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 8.4% fail on Tyres (20% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Tread depth (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (13% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type (0.53% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility (7.7% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Washers (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (16% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear (30% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Bonnet (71% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Steering (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Steering linkage components (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Drag link end (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.0057% fail on Other components
        • 0.0057% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.0057% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.11% fail on Steering wheel (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering gear (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Operation (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Steering box
    • 0.074% fail on Power steering (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Operation (16% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.0057% fail on Rams
      • 0.0057% fail on Other components
    • 0.023% fail on Steering play (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Steering rack (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Electronic power steering (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0057% fail on Steering column
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (16% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Seat belts (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Prescribed areas (91% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition (2.3% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Requirements (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Attachment
    • 0.30% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Airbags (25% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers airbag (37% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0057% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.43% fail on Identification of the vehicle (16% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates (15% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels (17% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment (1.4% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.011% fail on Seat belt installation check (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0057% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0057% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.0057% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0057% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.0057% fail on Speed limiter
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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