Volvo C70 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
56.0% pass rate
from 1,327 tests in 2020
(7.5% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo C70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Springs (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Coil springs (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 9.3% fail on Coil spring (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Suspension arms (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (37% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint dust cover (35% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension arm (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Shock absorbers (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (17% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (64% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.075% fail on Linkage
      • 0.075% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.60% fail on Wheel bearings (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component (26% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (1.3% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension rods (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.075% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.075% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (9.8% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim (14% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps (10% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp (13% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Side repeaters (5.2% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (26% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Stop lamp (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Electrical equipment (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.075% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.075% fail on Horn
    • 0.15% fail on Position lamps (8.7% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.075% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 9.6% fail on Brakes (3.1% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance (4.2% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (11% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (16% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (15% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (16% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance (12% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance (25% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.075% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.83% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (38% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Rbt (sp) (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (2.6% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Parking brake performance (32% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (37% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Parking brake performance (38% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.075% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.075% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.075% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums (6.2% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (7.1% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (97% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Hand lever (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Parking brake control (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Lever (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (23% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Electronic stability control (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.075% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.45% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses (7.3% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.075% fail on Reservoirs
  • 9.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.075% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.15% fail on Prop shafts (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Joints (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Exhaust system (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Body (11% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Seats (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's seat (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.075% fail on System
    • 0.075% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.075% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 9.3% fail on Tyres (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (25% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Size/type (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility (31% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (30% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on View to rear (23% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Mirrors (22% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Driver's view
  • 3.2% fail on Steering (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering gear (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Steering linkage components (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Track rod end (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering (47% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Operation (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Other components
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition (24% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (12% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (11% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (40% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.075% fail on Particulate filter
      • 0.98% fail on Spark ignition (70% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (48% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Catalyst emissions (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.83% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (39% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (37% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Seat belts (40% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition (2.4% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.68% fail on Identification of the vehicle (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plates (34% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.68% fail on Road Wheels (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment (23% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Condition (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
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  • Volvo C70 (2006 - 2010)
    Genuine four-seat coupe-convertible. Tidy handling and a comfortable long-distance cruiser. Stylish looks, especially roof down.

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