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Jaguar XJ MOT Results

64.1% pass rate
from 251 tests in 2017
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 Jaguar XJ is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.8% fail on Front lamps (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.80% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.40% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.40% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.2% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.40% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Horn
    • 1.6% fail on Battery
    • 1.6% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.2% fail on Lamp
      • 0.80% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.80% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.80% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 10.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.6% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.40% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.4% fail on Parking brake
      • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.2% fail on Components
        • 0.80% fail on Pipes
        • 0.40% fail on Hoses
      • 0.40% fail on Operation
      • 0.40% fail on Leaks
    • 0.80% fail on ABS (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Hub components
      • 0.80% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal
        • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.40% fail on Leaks
    • 0.40% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.40% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.2% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.80% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.2% fail on Front
      • 0.40% fail on Rear
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.40% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.80% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.40% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment
    • 0.40% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.40% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.40% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
  • 8.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.0% fail on Washers
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
  • 8.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.2% fail on Emissions (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.80% fail on System
      • 0.40% fail on Tank
      • 0.40% fail on Pipe
      • 0.40% fail on Cap
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.8% fail on Steering
    • 4.4% fail on Steering system
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.80% fail on Free play
        • 0.80% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Steering arm
    • 2.4% fail on Power steering (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pipes and hoses (12 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Other components
      • 0.40% fail on Operation
  • 3.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.2% fail on Body condition
    • 0.80% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.80% fail on Chassis
    • 0.40% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.40% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.40% fail on Seats
      • 0.40% fail on Passengers
  • 2.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment
  • 1.6% fail on Tyres
    • 0.80% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Size/type
    • 0.40% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment