Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
41.9% pass rate
from 812 tests in 2017
(24% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 43% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (94% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 20% fail on Registration plate lamp (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 17% fail on Position lamps (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front lamps (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on All position lamps (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (94% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Headlamps (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Matched pair (17 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.12% fail on Dipswitch
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 4.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Fog lamp (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Tell tale (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Switch
    • 3.6% fail on Battery (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp (43% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Lamp
    • 0.49% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 22% fail on Brakes (30% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems (81% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 10% fail on Components (80% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Pipes (67% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Hoses (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.99% fail on Leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.62% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.25% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.12% fail on Gradient hand brake
    • 4.2% fail on Hub components (71% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (98% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.86% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.86% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.62% fail on Pedal
        • 0.37% fail on Condition
        • 0.25% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.49% fail on ABS
    • 0.37% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.12% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.12% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.12% fail on Cable
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 4.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 4.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.25% fail on Subframe mounting (80% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.3% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.2% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.12% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 2.0% fail on Trailing arms (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.86% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.86% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.62% fail on Front
      • 0.12% fail on Rear
    • 0.37% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.25% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.25% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Tyres (47% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.2% fail on Condition (61% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Size/type (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.5% fail on Emissions
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.99% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on Cap
      • 0.12% fail on System
  • 8.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (49% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.49% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.3% fail on Steering (65% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Steering system (84% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end (75% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Steering rack (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Free play
        • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.12% fail on Steering control
      • 0.12% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.12% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (45% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Body condition
    • 0.74% fail on Doors
      • 0.49% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.49% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.49% fail on Chassis
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers
    • 0.12% fail on Body security
  • 2.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (57% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts (49% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Requirements
    • 0.25% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (83% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (82% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Condition

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