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Peugeot 205 MOT Results

67.2% pass rate
from 2,204 tests in 2020
(19% worse 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 Peugeot 205 is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.7% fail on Electrical equipment (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Horn (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Battery(ies) (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 3.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.91% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.045% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.27% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.27% fail on Switch
    • 0.091% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.045% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.045% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 4.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Service brake performance (52% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.27% fail on Plate brake tester (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance (13 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.045% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.091% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.091% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.091% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.045% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.045% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.59% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on Cable (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Pivot
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.45% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.045% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.41% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.41% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.73% fail on Flexible brake hoses (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.59% fail on Pedal
      • 0.045% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.41% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.091% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.091% fail on Valves
      • 0.045% fail on Servos
      • 0.045% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.41% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.32% fail on Lever
    • 0.14% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.091% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.045% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.045% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
      • 0.045% fail on Other components
    • 0.091% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.045% fail on Leaks
      • 0.045% fail on Servos
  • 8.8% fail on Visibility (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Washers (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.045% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.8% fail on Suspension
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms (73% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.27% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint dust cover (14 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage ball joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.045% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage
    • 1.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.86% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.41% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.59% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.54% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.091% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.23% fail on Springs (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.14% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.045% fail on Mounting
      • 0.045% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.045% fail on Torsion bar
    • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.045% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.14% fail on Axles
      • 0.14% fail on Axle (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 8.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.5% fail on Transmission (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.23% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.23% fail on Joints
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on Pipe
      • 0.23% fail on Hose
      • 0.045% fail on Tank
      • 0.045% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.68% fail on Seats
      • 0.59% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.18% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.64% fail on Doors
      • 0.36% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.32% fail on Door condition
        • 0.045% fail on Hinge
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.091% fail on Door condition
        • 0.045% fail on Hinge
      • 0.14% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
    • 0.54% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.54% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.27% fail on Chassis (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Chassis condition (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Spare wheel (13 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Carrier (18 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.091% fail on Other body component
      • 0.045% fail on Panel
    • 0.14% fail on Floor
    • 0.091% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.045% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.045% fail on Bracket
    • 0.045% fail on Towbar
      • 0.045% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 6.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (52% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Spark ignition (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on Emissions not tested (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.045% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.045% fail on NOx sensor
      • 0.41% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.27% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.091% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.045% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.95% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.77% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.091% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.091% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.045% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.86% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.73% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
    • 0.091% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.091% fail on Power steering
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
      • 0.045% fail on Other components
    • 0.091% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.091% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.091% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.045% fail on Steering column
    • 0.045% fail on Steering play
      • 0.045% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
      • 0.091% fail on Requirements
  • 2.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.00% fail on Condition
    • 1.00% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.091% fail on Size/type
  • 0.68% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
    • 0.045% fail on Condition
  • 0.14% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.14% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.045% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.045% fail on Anchorages