Volvo C30 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
71.0% pass rate
from 3,130 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo C30 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.032% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.35% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.16% fail on Horn
    • 0.064% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.064% fail on Size/type
  • 6.5% fail on Suspension
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms (99% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.7% fail on Springs (42% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Coil springs (42% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring (43% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Mounting
    • 0.99% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.54% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.096% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.096% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.16% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.096% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.032% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.096% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.096% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.032% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.032% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 5.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Transmission (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Drive shafts (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Joints (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Flexible couplings (32 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.22% fail on Prop shafts (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Joints (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Exhaust system (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.064% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.032% fail on Hose
      • 0.032% fail on System
    • 0.096% fail on Body
      • 0.096% fail on Other body component
    • 0.064% fail on Seats
      • 0.064% fail on Driver's seat
  • 4.3% fail on Brakes
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.48% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.48% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.064% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.032% fail on Cable
        • 0.032% fail on Lever
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Service brake performance (54% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rbt (54% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.096% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.42% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt
          • 0.16% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.032% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.13% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.096% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.032% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.096% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.42% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.22% fail on Lever
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.096% fail on Pedal
      • 0.096% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.064% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.064% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.064% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.064% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.032% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.032% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.032% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 3.1% fail on Visibility (26% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.0% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.064% fail on View to rear
      • 0.064% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.73% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Exhaust emissions (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Spark ignition (52% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (68% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.32% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.13% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.032% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.032% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.26% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.16% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.064% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.064% fail on Condition
    • 0.032% fail on Airbags
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Steering (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.064% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.032% fail on Steering play
      • 0.032% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.096% fail on Attachment
    • 0.064% fail on Condition
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    Good looking hatchback successfully facelifted. Comfortable for four adults. DRIVe diesel with stop start under 100g/km CO2 from mid 2010.

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