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Citroen BX MOT Results

61.3% pass rate
from 150 tests in 2020
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.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (149 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Pipes (390 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Suspension unit (89 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Other components (264 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Operation (164 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Bellows
    • 6.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.67% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.67% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.67% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.67% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.67% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.67% fail on Other suspension component
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.3% fail on Horn
      • 0.67% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.67% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.67% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.3% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.67% fail on Joints
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Bumpers (17 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on Pipe
    • 1.3% fail on Doors
      • 0.67% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.67% fail on Door condition
      • 0.67% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.67% fail on Door condition
    • 0.67% fail on Chassis
      • 0.67% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.67% fail on Body
      • 0.67% fail on Other body component
    • 0.67% fail on Seats
      • 0.67% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.67% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.67% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 8.0% fail on Washers
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers
  • 8.7% fail on Steering (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering
      • 1.3% fail on Rams (59 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.67% fail on Other components
        • 0.67% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.67% fail on Steering wheel
  • 7.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.0% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 3.3% fail on Compression ignition (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (12 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested (15 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.67% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.67% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 6.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
    • 0.67% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.67% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.67% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.67% fail on Servos
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.67% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.67% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.67% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.67% fail on Speedometer
Read the Honest John Review

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    Magic carpet ride, easier to maintain and service than you might think, all models go well for their engine sizes due to low weight
  • Citroen BX 16 Valve 1987
    Great performance and roadholding without too much loss of ride quality