Volvo C30 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
63.0% pass rate
from 6,743 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo C30 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps (23% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp (26% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.030% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.015% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Side repeaters (53% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.030% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.56% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.44% fail on Horn (73% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.030% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.50% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Outline marker lamps (37 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Outline marker lamp (40 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Rear reflectors (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.015% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.015% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.015% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.015% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 7.7% fail on Suspension arms (95% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Ball joint (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.030% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Springs
      • 3.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.9% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.015% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.015% fail on Spring saddle
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joints (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Ball joint dust cover (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.059% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.71% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.70% fail on Shock absorbers (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Other suspension component (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.044% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.044% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.030% fail on Suspension rod (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.044% fail on Sub-frames (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.015% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.015% fail on Axles
      • 0.015% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres (33% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Condition (73% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.044% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.42% fail on Brake discs and drums (61% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Brake discs (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.059% fail on Cable
        • 0.044% fail on Lever
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (31% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (30% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (30% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.015% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.98% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (38% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt (sp) (35% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.47% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt
          • 0.44% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.015% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.015% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.015% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.13% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (71% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp) (73% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.089% fail on Service brake imbalance (77% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.015% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.50% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.50% fail on Lever (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.37% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.31% fail on Electronic stability control (95% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-lock braking system (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
    • 0.074% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.030% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.030% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.015% fail on Valves
    • 0.044% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.015% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility (15% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (27% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.089% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.015% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (26% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.3% fail on Joints
        • 0.044% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.015% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.044% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.044% fail on Joints
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (35% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Body (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Panel
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.074% fail on Undertray
    • 0.044% fail on Doors (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.030% fail on Door condition
      • 0.015% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.015% fail on Door condition
    • 0.030% fail on Seats
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.015% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.015% fail on Chassis
      • 0.015% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.015% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.015% fail on Pipe
    • 0.015% fail on Towbar
      • 0.015% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.015% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.015% fail on Bracket
    • 0.015% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 2.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (37% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.76% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.44% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.044% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.030% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.015% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.015% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.030% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.86% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (54% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Catalyst emissions (71% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.015% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.059% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.030% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.030% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.015% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.5% fail on Steering gear (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Steering linkage components (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Track rod end (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.030% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.015% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Operation
      • 0.030% fail on Pump (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Other components
      • 0.015% fail on Rams
    • 0.044% fail on Steering play
      • 0.044% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.62% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.55% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.059% fail on Seat belts (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Airbags
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.55% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.030% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2009 cars)
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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