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Jaguar XJS MOT Results

71.4% pass rate
from 105 tests in 2020
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 XJS is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.95% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.95% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.95% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 1.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.9% fail on Horn
    • 0.95% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.95% fail on Position lamp
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.9% fail on Parking brake control (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Lever (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 7.6% fail on Suspension
    • 2.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.95% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.95% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.95% fail on Springs
      • 0.95% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.95% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.95% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.95% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.95% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.95% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.95% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.95% fail on Other suspension component
  • 6.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
  • 5.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.8% fail on Power steering (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Other components (18 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Operation
    • 2.9% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.9% fail on Steering rack
  • 4.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.95% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.95% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.95% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.95% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 3.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.95% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.95% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.95% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.95% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 2.9% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.95% fail on Condition
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.95% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plates