Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
54.5% pass rate
from 55 tests in 2020
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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (200% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 9.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 13% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 7.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 5.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt
          • 3.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 1.8% fail on Cable
    • 1.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 15% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 15% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 15% fail on Spark ignition
        • 13% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.8% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 7.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension rods
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.8% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 5.5% fail on Steering
    • 3.6% fail on Steering gear
      • 3.6% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
  • 5.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.6% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 1.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 3.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
  • 1.8% fail on Visibility
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Condition

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