Volvo C30 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
57.3% pass rate
from 4,393 tests in 2020
(6.1% worse than other 2008 cars)
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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo C30 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 6.6% fail on Springs (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Coil springs (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Coil spring (39% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Mounting
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Linkage (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Linkage ball joints (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.068% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.046% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.023% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (97% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.091% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment (86% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Horn (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.75% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Outline marker lamps (37 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Outline marker lamp (41 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 0.16% fail on Rear reflectors (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 0.023% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.023% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 9.9% fail on Tyres (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Condition (64% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Size/type
  • 7.2% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.80% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.80% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.023% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.023% fail on Cable
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance (35% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.68% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Parking brake performance (61% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (59% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Parking brake performance (57% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.20% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.068% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.091% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.73% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.32% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
    • 0.41% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.30% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.20% fail on Anti-lock braking system (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.25% fail on Lever
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.091% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.046% fail on Valves (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.068% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.046% fail on Rigid brake pipes (96% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.023% fail on Leaks
    • 0.023% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
  • 5.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.1% fail on Transmission (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Drive shafts (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Joints (30% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.068% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.068% fail on Joints
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.27% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.091% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.068% fail on Pipe
      • 0.068% fail on System
      • 0.046% fail on Tank
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.046% fail on Doors (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.023% fail on Door condition
      • 0.023% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.023% fail on Door condition
    • 0.023% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.023% fail on Seats
      • 0.023% fail on Driver's seat
  • 5.0% fail on Visibility (16% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (26% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on View to rear
      • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.023% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (43% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.52% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.50% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.41% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.068% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.046% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.023% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.023% fail on Particulate filter
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (62% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Catalyst emissions (60% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (68% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.091% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Engine oil leaks (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Steering linkage components (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Track rod end (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.023% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.32% fail on Power steering (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Operation
      • 0.068% fail on Pump (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Other components
      • 0.023% fail on Rams
    • 0.046% fail on Steering play
      • 0.046% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.023% fail on Steering column
  • 1.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (88% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Seat belts (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.023% fail on Airbags
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.39% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment
    • 0.023% fail on Condition
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  • 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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