Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
51.3% pass rate
from 359 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (65% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Headlamps (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Headlamp (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp levelling device (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim (62% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim (67% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment (5.9% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Battery(ies) (80% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Horn
    • 0.84% fail on Position lamps (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.28% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 0.84% fail on Stop lamp (79% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.28% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Suspension (0.60% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes (53% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms (3.4% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint (28% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes (29% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (24% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Wheel bearings (57% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Sub-frames (8.2% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.28% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.28% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
  • 9.7% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance (20% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (11% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (17% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (25% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (34% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (32% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake imbalance (16% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (40% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (39% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake performance (34% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake imbalance (52% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Parking brake performance (36% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Rbt (34% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (21% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (11% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (3.3% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (2.1% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs and drums (8.9% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Brake discs (13% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Flexible brake hoses (56% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (60% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Anti-lock braking system (58% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
    • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.28% fail on Brake fluid
  • 9.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (24% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (32% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Spark ignition (40% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested (82% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.56% fail on Compression ignition (22% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility (26% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Wipers (61% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers (2.7% worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 8.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (18% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system (33% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission (39% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts (34% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Joints (33% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Chassis (32% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Chassis condition (32% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Doors (50% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Other passenger's door (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Door condition (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.28% fail on Hinge
    • 0.28% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.28% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on System
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.28% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.28% fail on Body
      • 0.28% fail on Panel
  • 5.8% fail on Steering (58% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Steering linkage components (17% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end (40% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.28% fail on Power steering
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
      • 0.28% fail on Other components
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres (13% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition (13% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (46% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Size/type (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (44% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Prescribed areas (65% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Condition (44% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.56% fail on Identification of the vehicle (41% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plates (41% better than other 1998 cars)

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