Volvo C30 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
72.4% pass rate
from 2,652 tests in 2017
(31% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo C30 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Front lamps (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on All position lamps (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual lamps (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.075% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.075% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.19% fail on Stop lamp (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Horn
    • 0.075% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.075% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.075% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.038% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.075% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.038% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.038% fail on Size/type
  • 5.3% fail on Suspension (47% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Drive shafts (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front drive shafts (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Couplings
      • 0.11% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (19 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (19 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Coil springs (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.038% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.11% fail on Front
      • 0.075% fail on Rear
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.038% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 3.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (24% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (30% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.038% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.7% fail on Brakes (29% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.038% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Brake performance (60% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Rear wheels (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.038% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.075% fail on Leaks
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
    • 0.038% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.038% fail on Pedal
        • 0.038% fail on Condition
  • 0.41% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.19% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.15% fail on Body condition
    • 0.038% fail on Body security
    • 0.038% fail on Seats
      • 0.038% fail on Passengers
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.075% fail on Attachment
    • 0.038% fail on Condition
  • 0.11% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.075% fail on Condition
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
  • 0.075% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Steering system
      • 0.038% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.038% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.038% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.075% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (88% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.038% fail on Cap
    • 0.038% fail on Emissions not tested
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