Volvo C70 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
62.7% pass rate
from 1,114 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo C70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators (92% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type (92% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.090% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.090% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (65% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.090% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 5.2% fail on Springs
      • 5.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 5.2% fail on Coil spring
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.2% fail on Pins and bushes (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.090% fail on Linkage
      • 0.090% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.27% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.090% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.090% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.090% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 9.1% fail on Tyres (37% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.090% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.090% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.090% fail on Joints
    • 0.36% fail on Exhaust system (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.090% fail on Hose
    • 0.090% fail on Body
      • 0.090% fail on Other body component
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.090% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.090% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.72% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.72% fail on Rbt
          • 0.63% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.090% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.090% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.54% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.54% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.090% fail on Pedal
    • 0.45% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.36% fail on Lever
    • 0.090% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.090% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.090% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (44% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.7% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (96% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.090% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.090% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.090% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.090% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Steering linkage components (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Locking devices (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.54% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.45% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Condition
    • 0.090% fail on Attachment
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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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