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Citroen BX MOT Results

61.6% pass rate
from 164 tests in 2017
(32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Citroen BX is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.61% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.61% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Battery
    • 1.2% fail on Horn
    • 0.61% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.61% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.61% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.61% fail on Tell tales
  • 16% fail on Suspension (69% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Fluid suspension (155 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Pipes (278 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Other components (197 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Suspension unit (98 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Levelling valve (211 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Operation
      • 0.61% fail on Accumulator
    • 4.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.61% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.4% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.61% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.61% fail on Rear
    • 0.61% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 11% fail on Steering (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Steering system (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.61% fail on Steering damper
    • 1.8% fail on Steering control
      • 1.2% fail on Steering coupling (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Flexible coupling (39 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Steering column
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering
      • 0.61% fail on Operation
      • 0.61% fail on Drive system
      • 0.61% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 9.8% fail on Brakes
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.61% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.7% fail on Components
        • 2.4% fail on Pipes
        • 1.2% fail on Hoses
        • 0.61% fail on Reservoirs
    • 1.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.61% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.61% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on ABS
    • 0.61% fail on Restricted movement
  • 9.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.1% fail on Washers
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
  • 6.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.0% fail on Emissions
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.61% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.61% fail on Cap
    • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.61% fail on Requirements
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis
    • 0.61% fail on Body condition
  • 0.61% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plate
Read the Honest John Review

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