Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
53.6% pass rate
from 886 tests in 2020
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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (35% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamps (52% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Headlamp (44% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.7% fail on Position lamps (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on All position lamps (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 5.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.79% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators (60% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type (60% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (61% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.23% fail on Switch
      • 0.11% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.11% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.90% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.79% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
    • 0.56% fail on Outline marker lamps (44 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Outline marker lamp (29 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on All outline marker lamps (199 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.11% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 7.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (69% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 5.2% fail on Springs (94% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Coil spring (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.90% fail on Pins and bushes (57% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (60% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.56% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.45% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Shock absorbers (76% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 6.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (59% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (58% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.79% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.56% fail on Service brake imbalance (66% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 4.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.23% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.11% fail on Cable
        • 0.11% fail on Lever
    • 1.6% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.79% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.68% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.68% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.45% fail on Lever
    • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.23% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (86% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 8.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.3% fail on Transmission
      • 4.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.0% fail on Joints
        • 0.11% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.23% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.23% fail on Joints
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (55% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.56% fail on Hose (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.23% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Tank
    • 0.34% fail on Chassis
      • 0.34% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.23% fail on Integral vehicle structure (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (82% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.23% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Panel
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
    • 0.23% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
    • 0.23% fail on Undertray
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.11% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.11% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.23% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.4% fail on Steering (54% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Steering linkage components (74% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Track rod end (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering gear (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Steering rack (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
  • 6.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (33% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (31% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (65% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (46% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested (81% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.11% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.56% fail on Prescribed areas (75% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Airbags
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.56% fail on Attachment

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