Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
42.6% pass rate
from 108 tests in 2017
(30% worse than other 1996 cars)
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.

  • 36% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (73% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 15% fail on Registration plate lamp (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 13% fail on Position lamps (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 5.6% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.7% fail on Fog lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.93% fail on Battery
    • 0.93% fail on Horn
    • 0.93% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 24% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 18% fail on Emissions (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.93% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 6.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 6.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 5.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.93% fail on Condition
      • 0.93% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.7% fail on Component mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.7% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.7% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.9% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 6.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
    • 5.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.6% fail on Components
        • 4.6% fail on Pipes
        • 0.93% fail on Hoses
    • 3.7% fail on Hub components
      • 3.7% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.93% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.93% fail on Pedal
        • 0.93% fail on Condition
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.93% fail on Size/type
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.93% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.6% fail on Steering
    • 4.6% fail on Steering system
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.93% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.93% fail on Drag link end
  • 1.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.93% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.93% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.93% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.93% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.93% fail on Body condition
    • 0.93% fail on Load security
      • 0.93% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.93% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.93% fail on Registration plate

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