Volvo C30 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
59.9% pass rate
from 3,907 tests in 2017
(8.3% 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.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.7% fail on Front lamps (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear lamps (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.1% fail on Direction indicators (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Flashing type (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Individual lamps (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters (99% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on All direction indicators (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps (31% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.077% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.077% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (19% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Horn (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Fog lamp (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Battery
    • 0.077% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.051% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Suspension (23% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Coil springs (50% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Condition (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.1% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.0% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.051% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.051% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.82% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.72% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.67% fail on Front (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Rear (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.59% fail on Shock absorbers (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.077% fail on Condition
    • 0.051% fail on Trailing arms (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.026% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.026% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 10% fail on Tyres (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Condition (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.077% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.51% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (48% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Rear wheels (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.026% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.026% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.026% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.67% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
    • 0.61% fail on Hydraulic systems (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Components (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Hoses
        • 0.051% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.051% fail on Operation
      • 0.026% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.28% fail on ABS
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
        • 0.10% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.077% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.051% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.026% fail on Lever
      • 0.026% fail on Cable
    • 0.051% fail on Restricted movement
  • 4.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (25% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (27% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Exhaust system (42% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Emissions (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.077% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.051% fail on Pipe
      • 0.026% fail on System
  • 1.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.0% fail on Steering system
      • 0.64% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Track rod end (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.051% fail on Operation
      • 0.051% fail on Other components
    • 0.026% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.026% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.95% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (80% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 0.46% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Condition
  • 0.15% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Body condition
    • 0.026% fail on Seats
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers
    • 0.026% fail on Load security
      • 0.026% fail on Bootlid
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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