Volvo C30 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
73.8% pass rate
from 1,057 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo C30 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (50% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.095% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.28% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Outline marker lamps (69 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Outline marker lamp (76 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.19% fail on Horn
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 4.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Transmission (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Drive shafts (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Joints (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Prop shafts (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Joints (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Bumpers
  • 4.0% fail on Suspension
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.66% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Springs (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Coil springs (80% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Coil spring (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.095% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.095% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 3.3% fail on Brakes
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.095% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.095% fail on Cable
    • 1.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.66% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.66% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt
          • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.095% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.095% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.095% fail on Lever
    • 0.095% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.095% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.095% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.095% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.095% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 3.2% fail on Visibility
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.76% fail on Washers
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.095% fail on View to rear
      • 0.095% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.095% fail on Condition
  • 0.19% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.19% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.19% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.095% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.095% fail on Condition
    • 0.095% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.19% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.095% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.095% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.095% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.095% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.095% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.095% fail on Steering
    • 0.095% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.095% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.095% fail on Power steering
      • 0.095% fail on Pipes and hoses
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  • Volvo C30 (2010 - 2013)
    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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