Volvo C30 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
67.2% pass rate
from 5,835 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo C30 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps (34% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Rear lamps (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Individual lamps (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.38% fail on All direction indicators (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Switch
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp (37% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.034% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.58% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Horn
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Battery
    • 0.051% fail on Rear fog lamp (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Fog lamp (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.017% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 8.0% fail on Suspension (26% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Location
    • 0.60% fail on Drive shafts (45% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Front drive shafts (44% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Constant velocity joints (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.39% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.069% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Presence
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.34% fail on Front
      • 0.017% fail on Rear
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 0.034% fail on Trailing arms (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Macpherson strut (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment
  • 4.7% fail on Brakes (27% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.051% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.4% fail on Brake performance (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Rear wheels (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Front wheels (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.034% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.017% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.82% fail on Parking brake (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic systems (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Leaks (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Components (76% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Hoses
        • 0.051% fail on Pipes (90% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.017% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.051% fail on Operation
    • 0.10% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.10% fail on ABS
    • 0.086% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.017% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.017% fail on Pedal
        • 0.017% fail on Condition
    • 0.017% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.017% fail on Components
        • 0.017% fail on Hoses
  • 4.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (17% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (24% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.36% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.051% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.034% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering system
      • 1.0% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Track rod end (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.034% fail on Free play
        • 0.034% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.034% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.017% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.60% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.58% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Exhaust system (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.45% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.31% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.29% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.069% fail on Condition
  • 0.26% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.17% fail on Body condition
    • 0.034% fail on Body security
    • 0.034% fail on Doors (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers
      • 0.017% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.017% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.017% fail on Seats
      • 0.017% fail on Drivers
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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