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Jaguar XJ-S MOT Results

76.4% pass rate
from 1,624 tests in 2020
(12% better than other pre-1990 cars)
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.

  • 10% fail on Brakes (9.0% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance (27% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (0.80% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (2.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (10% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake imbalance (22% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.062% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.062% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.062% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (57% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (84% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake performance (46% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake imbalance (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake performance not tested (9.9% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Anti-lock braking system (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Mechanical brake components (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake linings and pads (0.23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Brake pads (5.5% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs and drums (37% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Brake discs (20% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.062% fail on Lever
    • 0.62% fail on Parking brake control (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Lever (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (21% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Hand lever (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic systems (64% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Reservoirs (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid (1.9% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Servos
      • 0.062% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.31% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (0.73% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Rigid brake pipes (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.062% fail on Servos
  • 9.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (24% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (6.7% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (7.7% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (1.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (28% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (29% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Dipswitch (84% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators (21% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type (21% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Individual direction indicators (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on All direction indicators (33% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Side repeaters (1.1% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment (16% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Horn (4.9% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Battery(ies) (37% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (28% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (28% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (24% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (88% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (87% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Main beam tell-tale (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Hazard warning (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Switch (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.062% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.062% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 5.9% fail on Suspension (24% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (7.2% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Pins and bushes (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint dust cover (13% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Suspension arm (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Shock absorbers (16% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Sub-frames (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (3.7% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.55% fail on Springs (19% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Coil springs (52% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Coil spring (72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Anti-roll bars (33% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods (16% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.062% fail on Other suspension component
  • 5.0% fail on Visibility (20% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers (24% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (8.8% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on View to rear (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Mirrors (43% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 4.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (1.1% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (0.0018% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition (6.0% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions (14% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Emissions not tested (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Catalyst emissions (88% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Compression ignition (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Fluid leaks (11% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Engine oil leaks (5.5% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.062% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.4% fail on Steering (7.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Rams
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear (8.8% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack (27% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Steering linkage components (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Track rod end (75% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Other components (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Steering component (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.18% fail on Locking devices (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.062% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.062% fail on Steering wheel
  • 3.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (53% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (10% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Integral vehicle structure (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame condition (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Chassis (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Chassis condition (56% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Floor (26% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Body (35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Panel (1.9% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component (17% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system (84% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe (55% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Front passenger's door (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition (42% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.062% fail on Transmission
      • 0.062% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.062% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.062% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.062% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 1.4% fail on Tyres (1.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Tread depth (37% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Condition (24% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Size/type
  • 0.62% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Seat belts (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas (59% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (72% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Requirements
  • 0.18% fail on Identification of the vehicle (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Registration plates (70% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.18% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Speedometer (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels (49% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (39% better than other pre-1990 cars)