Volvo C70 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
69.4% pass rate
from 297 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo C70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.34% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.34% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres
    • 6.4% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.7% fail on Suspension
    • 2.4% fail on Springs
      • 2.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.4% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.67% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.67% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.34% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 3.7% fail on Brakes
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.34% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Lever (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.34% fail on Rbt
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.34% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.34% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.34% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.34% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.67% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.34% fail on Washers
  • 1.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.67% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.34% fail on System
    • 0.67% fail on Transmission
      • 0.67% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.67% fail on Joints
    • 0.34% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.34% fail on Body
      • 0.34% fail on Other body component
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.0% fail on Steering
    • 0.67% fail on Power steering (25 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Operation
      • 0.34% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.34% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.34% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.67% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.67% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.67% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.34% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.67% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.67% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.34% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.34% fail on Speedometer
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  • 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.

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