Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
45.3% pass rate
from 1,050 tests in 2017
(12% 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.

  • 41% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (67% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 20% fail on Registration plate lamp (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 18% fail on Position lamps (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 12% fail on Front lamps (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Rear lamps (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on All position lamps (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Switch
    • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (65% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Headlamps (95% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Headlamp (81% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Switch (23 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.095% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.095% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.095% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.095% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.095% fail on Dipswitch
    • 6.2% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Tell tales (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp (35% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Fog lamp (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Tell tale (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Battery (79% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.48% fail on Switch
      • 0.19% fail on Lamp
      • 0.095% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Horn
    • 0.095% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 20% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Hydraulic systems (72% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 10% fail on Components (61% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Pipes
        • 4.7% fail on Hoses (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.095% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.095% fail on Servos
      • 1.2% fail on Leaks (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 9.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.95% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.95% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.57% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.29% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.76% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.38% fail on Pedal
        • 0.29% fail on Condition
        • 0.095% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.38% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.095% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.095% fail on Lever
      • 0.095% fail on Cable
    • 0.095% fail on ABS
  • 16% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.95% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.095% fail on Attachment
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.095% fail on Condition
    • 3.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.5% fail on Condition
      • 0.095% fail on Location
    • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.0% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.0% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas (72% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Component mounting (64% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.57% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Front
    • 0.38% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.38% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers (82% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (82% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 0.095% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.095% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.095% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.095% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.2% fail on Emissions
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system (37% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system (85% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on System (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Hose (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Cap
      • 0.095% fail on Pipe
    • 0.86% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.95% fail on Size/type (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (49% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.48% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.095% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.3% fail on Steering (39% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Steering system (58% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 2.7% fail on Steering rack (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.095% fail on Other components
    • 0.095% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (46% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts (45% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
      • 0.86% fail on Prescribed areas (73% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Requirements
    • 1.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.95% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.095% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.9% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (66% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Body condition (77% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.38% fail on Chassis
    • 0.29% fail on Doors
      • 0.29% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.095% fail on Passengers
      • 0.095% fail on Drivers
    • 0.095% fail on Load security
      • 0.095% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.67% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment
    • 0.29% fail on Condition

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