Volvo C30 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
61.3% pass rate
from 3,029 tests in 2017
Pass rate by mileage
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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo C30 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (10% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.099% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.033% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.099% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Front lamps (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Rear lamps (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.26% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Horn
    • 0.13% fail on Battery
    • 0.099% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.066% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.033% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.033% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.033% fail on Switch
  • 18% fail on Suspension (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Coil springs (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Condition (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Location
    • 6.3% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 2.8% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.8% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.7% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.033% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.066% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.066% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.0% fail on Front (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Rear
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.92% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.099% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.066% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.066% fail on Condition
    • 0.033% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
    • 0.033% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.033% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.033% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.033% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.033% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.033% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.033% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.033% fail on Condition
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.066% fail on Size/type
  • 6.5% fail on Brakes (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.66% fail on Brake calipers (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake discs (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (36% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.13% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.033% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.63% fail on Hydraulic systems (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Components (81% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.099% fail on Hoses
        • 0.066% fail on Pipes (95% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.30% fail on Leaks
      • 0.099% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.46% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.066% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on ABS (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.033% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.033% fail on Cable
  • 4.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (36% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (36% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.066% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (35% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (38% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Emissions (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Cap
      • 0.099% fail on System
      • 0.066% fail on Pipe
    • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering system
      • 0.83% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Track rod end (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.099% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.099% fail on Other components
      • 0.066% fail on Operation
      • 0.033% fail on Pump
    • 0.033% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.96% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.89% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.066% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.56% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.36% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Body condition
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.099% fail on Drivers
      • 0.066% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.033% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.066% fail on Condition
Read the Honest John Review

  • Volvo C30 (2006 - 2009)
    Really good looking coupe, on theme of 1800ES and 480. Best with 2.5 turbo engine and 17-inch wheels. Outstanding handling. 2.0D Powershift auto works well.

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