Volvo C70 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
60.6% pass rate
from 1,010 tests in 2020
(19% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo C70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (34% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (77% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (59% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (64% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.89% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.79% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.20% fail on Switch
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.099% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.099% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Suspension (30% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.89% fail on Pins and bushes (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.6% fail on Springs
      • 4.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.5% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.099% fail on Mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.099% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.50% fail on Shock absorbers (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings (76% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.20% fail on Axles
      • 0.20% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.20% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.099% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.099% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.099% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.099% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.099% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 11% fail on Brakes (27% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (79% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance (84% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.69% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (59% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.099% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.79% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.59% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
    • 0.50% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.50% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.40% fail on Lever
    • 0.40% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.30% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.099% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.099% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (36% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 6.7% fail on Steering (37% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.69% fail on Lock stop (346 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.40% fail on Other components (21 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Steering component (42 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.099% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.099% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Power steering
      • 0.40% fail on Other components
      • 0.20% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.30% fail on Steering play
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.099% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.099% fail on Universal joint
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.79% fail on Washers (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on View to rear
      • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.099% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.40% fail on Transmission (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Joints (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.099% fail on Joints
    • 0.30% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.099% fail on Pipe
    • 0.30% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
      • 0.099% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.099% fail on Hinge
    • 0.099% fail on Chassis
      • 0.099% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.099% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.099% fail on Body
      • 0.099% fail on Other body component
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (52% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Spark ignition (44% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (59% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.30% fail on Compression ignition (77% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.099% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.20% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.099% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.099% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
  • 0.79% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.79% fail on Attachment
  • 0.59% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plates

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