Volvo C30 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
63.2% pass rate
from 6,159 tests in 2020
(4.9% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo C30 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Position lamp (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps (23% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp (29% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators (86% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type (86% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.097% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.28% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.13% fail on Horn
      • 0.032% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.016% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.13% fail on Outline marker lamps (19 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Outline marker lamp (20 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Switch
    • 0.049% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.032% fail on Reversing lamps (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Reversing lamps (86% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
  • 9.4% fail on Suspension (13% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms (63% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint (55% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (24% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint dust cover (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Springs (48% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (48% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.016% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.032% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.032% fail on Suspension rod (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 8.1% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Condition (64% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 5.9% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.065% fail on Brake linings (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake discs and drums (47% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Brake discs (47% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.065% fail on Cable
        • 0.032% fail on Lever
        • 0.016% fail on Pivot
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (28% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (30% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (31% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.97% fail on Service brake performance (29% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.94% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (29% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (50% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.016% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.016% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.15% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (66% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.55% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.47% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.47% fail on Lever (74% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.31% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
    • 0.24% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-lock braking system (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.032% fail on Brake fluid
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.13% fail on View to rear
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.097% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.016% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.1% fail on Transmission (74% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Drive shafts (76% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Joints (76% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.065% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.065% fail on Joints
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.097% fail on Body
      • 0.065% fail on Other body component
      • 0.032% fail on Panel
    • 0.081% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.065% fail on System
      • 0.016% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.065% fail on Undertray
    • 0.049% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.049% fail on Seats
      • 0.032% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.016% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.032% fail on Doors (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.032% fail on Door condition
    • 0.016% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 2.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (29% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (31% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.80% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.50% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.049% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.032% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.016% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.049% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.39% fail on Spark ignition (74% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (60% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Catalyst emissions (90% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Emissions not tested (81% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.049% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.049% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.065% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.065% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Steering linkage components (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.016% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
        • 0.016% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.081% fail on Power steering
      • 0.065% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Operation
      • 0.016% fail on Other components
    • 0.049% fail on Steering play
      • 0.049% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.62% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.58% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.29% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
    • 0.29% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.52% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment
    • 0.065% fail on Condition
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