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Citroen CX MOT Results

71.4% pass rate
from 168 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 CX is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.60% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 3.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.4% fail on Horn
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.60% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.60% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 4.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.60% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.60% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.2% fail on Lever
    • 0.60% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.60% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.60% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.60% fail on Cable
    • 0.60% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.60% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.8% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Chassis
      • 3.0% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Body
      • 1.2% fail on Panel (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.60% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.60% fail on Doors
      • 0.60% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.60% fail on Door condition
    • 0.60% fail on Floor
  • 9.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Spark ignition (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Fluid leaks (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (50 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 8.9% fail on Suspension
    • 4.2% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (77 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Suspension unit (133 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Operation
      • 0.60% fail on Other components
    • 1.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.60% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.60% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.60% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.60% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.60% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.60% fail on Driver's view
  • 3.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.4% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.2% fail on Steering play
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.60% fail on Track rod end
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Size/type (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
  • 0.60% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plates
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