Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
44.0% pass rate
from 484 tests in 2017
(23% worse than other 1997 cars)
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 43% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (99% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 17% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front lamps (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Rear lamps (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Switch (51 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on All position lamps
    • 15% fail on Registration plate lamp (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 12% fail on Headlamp aim (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamps (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Headlamp (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.21% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Fog lamp (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.41% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Battery
    • 1.4% fail on Horn
    • 0.41% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.21% fail on Lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 0.41% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.21% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 4.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.9% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.9% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.21% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.21% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.83% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.9% fail on Trailing arms (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.83% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.62% fail on Front
      • 0.21% fail on Rear
    • 0.62% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on Torque/reaction arms (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.21% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 8.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 7.6% fail on Components
        • 5.4% fail on Pipes
        • 2.9% fail on Hoses
      • 0.62% fail on Leaks
      • 0.41% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
    • 8.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.41% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.83% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.21% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.0% fail on Restricted movement (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.62% fail on Pedal
        • 0.41% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on ABS
  • 15% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (42% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 11% fail on Emissions (83% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on System
  • 9.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.2% fail on Condition
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.62% fail on Size/type
  • 8.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.62% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.7% fail on Steering (96% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Steering system (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Steering arm
  • 3.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.9% fail on Body condition
    • 0.62% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.62% fail on Chassis
    • 0.62% fail on Doors
      • 0.41% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.62% fail on Seats
      • 0.41% fail on Passengers
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
    • 0.21% fail on Speedometer
  • 3.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (64% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts (60% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (69% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.21% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment

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