Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
49.3% pass rate
from 1,378 tests in 2017
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.

  • 34% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (39% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 16% fail on Registration plate lamp (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 13% fail on Position lamps (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Front lamps (64% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on All position lamps
    • 9.8% fail on Headlamp aim (43% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamps (34% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp (34% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators (74% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Flashing type (72% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual lamps (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.44% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on Switch
      • 0.073% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.073% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp (47% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.51% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Battery
    • 0.65% fail on Hazard warning (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.073% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 9.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (87% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 5.3% fail on Coil springs (71% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Condition (71% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Location
    • 4.2% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.1% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 4.1% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.073% fail on Couplings
      • 0.073% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.073% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (35% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.65% fail on Shock absorbers (60% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Wheel bearings (70% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Front
      • 0.22% fail on Rear (82% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.36% fail on Prescribed areas (93% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Component mounting (91% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Hydraulic systems (54% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Components (49% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Pipes
        • 4.1% fail on Hoses (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.073% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.2% fail on Leaks (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 8.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels (53% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.51% fail on Brake performance not tested (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Hub components (44% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.58% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Service brake control components (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Pedal (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on ABS (79% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.15% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.15% fail on Cable
    • 0.073% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.073% fail on Components
        • 0.073% fail on Pipes
  • 9.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.2% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (38% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Size/type
  • 6.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (37% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Emissions (41% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system (51% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pipe
      • 0.36% fail on Cap
      • 0.22% fail on Hose (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Tank
    • 0.65% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.2% fail on Steering (33% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Steering system (48% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 2.5% fail on Steering rack (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.073% fail on Free play
        • 0.073% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.22% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.073% fail on Power steering
      • 0.073% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 3.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 2.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts (55% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas (90% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (63% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Body condition (54% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Doors
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.22% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers
    • 0.073% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.073% fail on Chassis
    • 0.073% fail on Load security
      • 0.073% fail on Tailgate
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.44% fail on Attachment
    • 0.073% fail on Condition

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