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Citroen CX MOT Results

70.9% pass rate
from 117 tests in 2020
(4.6% 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 CX is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (27% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim (52% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim (64% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Electrical equipment (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Horn (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Battery(ies) (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps (17% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (8.0% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp (33% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators (3.9% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type (3.7% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (10.0% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (28% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.85% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.85% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Brakes (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Brake performance (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (68% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.85% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.85% fail on Pedal
    • 0.85% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.85% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.85% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.85% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.85% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.85% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.85% fail on Brake discs
  • 9.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system (29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seats (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Passenger's seat (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Chassis
      • 0.85% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.85% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.85% fail on Doors
      • 0.85% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.85% fail on Door condition
    • 0.85% fail on Floor
  • 6.8% fail on Suspension (12% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension (71 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pipes (95 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Suspension unit
      • 0.85% fail on Accumulator
      • 0.85% fail on Other components
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.85% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.85% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 5.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Requirements
  • 4.3% fail on Steering (14% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Steering linkage components (72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.85% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.85% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.85% fail on Power steering
      • 0.85% fail on Other components
    • 0.85% fail on Steering play
      • 0.85% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (38% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Fluid leaks (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.85% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.85% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.85% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.85% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 0.85% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plates
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