Volvo C30 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
59.7% pass rate
from 3,370 tests in 2020
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.

  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 8.1% fail on Suspension arms (72% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.089% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.7% fail on Springs
      • 4.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.7% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage ball joints (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.059% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.059% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.030% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Other suspension component (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.059% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.030% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 0.53% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.45% fail on Horn
      • 0.059% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.030% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.27% fail on Stop lamp (94% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Outline marker lamps (37 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Outline marker lamp (36 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.089% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
  • 8.2% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (29% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.059% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (39% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (35% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.74% fail on Rbt
          • 0.68% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.059% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.45% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.059% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.030% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs and drums (50% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Brake discs (50% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.059% fail on Cable
    • 0.71% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.53% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.30% fail on Anti-lock braking system (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
      • 0.059% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.24% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.24% fail on Lever
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.059% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.059% fail on Valves (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.059% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.059% fail on Servos
    • 0.059% fail on Rigid brake pipes (96% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.6% fail on Transmission (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.3% fail on Joints
        • 0.030% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.24% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.24% fail on Joints
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.47% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Pipe
      • 0.059% fail on System
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.18% fail on Other body component
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.059% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.059% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.030% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.030% fail on Doors
      • 0.030% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.030% fail on Door condition
    • 0.030% fail on Undertray
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility (29% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on View to rear
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.089% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.089% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.030% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (46% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Spark ignition (53% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (42% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Catalyst emissions (66% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.95% fail on Compression ignition (40% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.030% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.33% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.089% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.059% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.030% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.030% fail on Undertray
  • 2.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Steering linkage components (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Track rod end (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.030% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
      • 0.059% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.059% fail on Rams (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
    • 0.030% fail on Steering play
      • 0.030% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (65% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Airbags
      • 0.059% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.47% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.030% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% 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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