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Jaguar XJ-S MOT Results

69.4% pass rate
from 1,930 tests in 2017
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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (43% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.052% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.21% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.052% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.73% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.052% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Individual lamps (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.052% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.052% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Horn
    • 1.3% fail on Battery
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.47% fail on Lamp
      • 0.31% fail on Switch
      • 0.21% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Brakes (36% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Rear wheels (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.62% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.10% fail on Brake operation
    • 2.6% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Components (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Pipes (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Hoses (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.052% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.31% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
      • 0.16% fail on Leaks
    • 0.73% fail on ABS (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Restricted movement (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal
        • 0.21% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.052% fail on Lever
      • 0.052% fail on Cable
    • 0.052% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.052% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.052% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.47% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.26% fail on Spring mounting (72% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.5% fail on Front
      • 0.62% fail on Rear
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 1.3% fail on Trailing arms (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Condition (27 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.93% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.83% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.052% fail on Condition
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment
    • 0.52% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
      • 0.052% fail on Location
    • 0.41% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.052% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.052% fail on Condition
      • 0.052% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.10% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.052% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.052% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.052% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment
  • 6.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.5% fail on Emissions
    • 0.41% fail on Fuel system (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pipe
      • 0.10% fail on System
      • 0.052% fail on Tank
      • 0.052% fail on Cap
    • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering system
      • 2.2% fail on Steering rack (83% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Track rod end (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Free play
        • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.2% fail on Power steering (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Other components (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pipes and hoses (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Rams
    • 0.36% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.26% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.21% fail on Steering control
      • 0.10% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.052% fail on Steering column
      • 0.052% fail on Steering shaft
  • 2.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 2.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.2% fail on Body condition
    • 0.88% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.88% fail on Chassis
    • 0.31% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.16% fail on Seats (77% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers
    • 0.10% fail on Load security
      • 0.10% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.052% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.052% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.052% fail on Body security
  • 2.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
  • 0.62% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plate