Volvo C70 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
66.5% pass rate
from 842 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo C70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 6.4% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.48% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 3.2% fail on Springs
      • 3.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.2% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.83% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.24% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.12% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps (80% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp (72% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.95% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.95% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.48% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (61% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Outline marker lamps (54 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Outline marker lamp (58 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.12% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.12% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres (38% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Condition (97% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 5.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (65% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.24% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.12% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
    • 0.12% fail on Doors
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.12% fail on Floor
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes (47% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (52% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.36% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance (51% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.48% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.48% fail on Rbt
          • 0.48% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.36% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.36% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (73% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.59% fail on Lever
    • 0.48% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.12% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.12% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 3.2% fail on Visibility
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.95% fail on Washers (59% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 2.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering gear (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Steering linkage components (69% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Track rod end (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.24% fail on Steering play
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.7% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.83% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.59% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.36% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
  • 0.48% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.24% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plates
Read the Honest John Review

  • Volvo C70 (2010 - 2013)
    Refined open-top cruiser with a metal folding roof. Classy interior design. Sharper looks after 2010 facelift. Strong diesel engines including D5.
  • 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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