Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
48.3% pass rate
from 288 tests in 2020
(21% worse than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (74% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Headlamps (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Headlamp (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 7.3% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Position lamp (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on All position lamps (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.0% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Hazard warning (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.35% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.35% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.35% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.35% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 7.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 4.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.35% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Master cylinder (45 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Brake fluid
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.69% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.69% fail on Pedal
    • 0.69% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.69% fail on Lever
    • 0.69% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.35% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 6.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.2% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.69% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.69% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.35% fail on Springs
      • 0.35% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.35% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.35% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.35% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.35% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 11% fail on Spark ignition (66% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 9.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (66% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.69% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.35% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.69% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.35% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.35% fail on Other leaks
  • 10% fail on Visibility
    • 8.7% fail on Wipers (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.35% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.35% fail on Windscreen
  • 9.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.8% fail on Transmission
      • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.8% fail on Joints
    • 0.69% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.69% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.35% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.35% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.35% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.35% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.35% fail on Seats
      • 0.35% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 8.7% fail on Steering (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Steering gear (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.35% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.35% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.35% fail on Speedometer

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