Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
46.2% pass rate
from 652 tests in 2020
(17% worse than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (63% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Position lamp (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.31% fail on Switch (31 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamp aim (81% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Headlamp aim (80% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 7.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.31% fail on Dipswitch (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators (79% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type (79% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.92% fail on All direction indicators (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 0.92% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.77% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.15% fail on Horn
    • 0.61% fail on Outline marker lamps (57 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Outline marker lamp (60 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.46% fail on Switch
    • 0.31% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.31% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (61% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.61% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.8% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.1% fail on Springs
      • 3.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.15% fail on Mounting
    • 0.46% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.31% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.31% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.31% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 6.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.92% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.31% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (11 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (77% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt (sp) (77% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (82% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (84% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.15% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.31% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Cable
        • 0.15% fail on Lever
    • 4.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.7% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.61% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.15% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.61% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal
      • 0.31% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.46% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.46% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.31% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (79% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.6% fail on Transmission
      • 2.6% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.6% fail on Joints
    • 0.92% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.46% fail on Pipe
      • 0.31% fail on Tank
      • 0.15% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.77% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.77% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.46% fail on Chassis
      • 0.46% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.46% fail on Body
      • 0.31% fail on Panel
      • 0.15% fail on Body condition
    • 0.31% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.31% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
      • 0.15% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
    • 0.31% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.15% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.15% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.15% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 9.7% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.92% fail on Bonnet (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on View to rear
      • 0.61% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.31% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
  • 8.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.61% fail on Non catalyst emissions (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.15% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.15% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.46% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.46% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.15% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Steering
    • 3.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.8% fail on Steering gear (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
    • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (77% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Seat belts (76% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Prescribed areas (88% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
    • 0.31% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (80% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment

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