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Jaguar XJ-S MOT Results

74.1% pass rate
from 2,044 tests in 2020
Number of tests by age
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-S is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.049% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.68% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.20% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.88% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.64% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.59% fail on Individual direction indicators (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.049% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.049% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (36% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (36% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 0.83% fail on Stop lamp (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.59% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.39% fail on Main beam tell-tale (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.49% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.49% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Brakes (25% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.049% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.049% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.049% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (83% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.15% fail on Plate brake tester (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.098% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.049% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.049% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.049% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake imbalance (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.049% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.049% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.049% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.39% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Lever (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.59% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.59% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.049% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.049% fail on Lever
    • 0.73% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.44% fail on Hand lever (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
    • 0.64% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Anti-lock braking system (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Rigid brake pipes (52% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.24% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.049% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.20% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.15% fail on Servos
      • 0.049% fail on Operation
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.098% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.049% fail on Servos
      • 0.049% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.049% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.049% fail on Other components
  • 6.1% fail on Suspension (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.93% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.34% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint (85% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (41% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.64% fail on Springs
      • 0.54% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.44% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.098% fail on Mounting
      • 0.098% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.59% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.29% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.098% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.049% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.54% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.44% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.24% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.049% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.049% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.098% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.049% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (39% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.98% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.049% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.049% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.39% fail on Chassis (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Chassis condition (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.39% fail on Fuel system (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.15% fail on Pipe
      • 0.049% fail on Hose
    • 0.39% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
      • 0.049% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.049% fail on Catch
    • 0.34% fail on Floor
    • 0.24% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.098% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.15% fail on Transmission (89% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.049% fail on Joints
      • 0.049% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.049% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.049% fail on Body
      • 0.049% fail on Panel
    • 0.049% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.049% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 3.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Rams (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Operation
      • 0.098% fail on Pump
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.93% fail on Steering linkage components (52% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.098% fail on Other components
        • 0.049% fail on Steering component
        • 0.049% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.049% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.20% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.098% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.098% fail on Steering play
      • 0.098% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.049% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.049% fail on Universal joint
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.29% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.29% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.98% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.54% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Transmission oil leaks (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.098% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 1.5% fail on Tyres
    • 0.88% fail on Condition
    • 0.68% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.098% fail on Requirements
  • 0.83% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.049% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.15% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.15% fail on Speedometer