Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
51.0% pass rate
from 1,146 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps (88% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Position lamp (92% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.087% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.087% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.79% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.44% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (63% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.61% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.26% fail on Horn
      • 0.087% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.087% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.87% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.87% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.87% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 0.087% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.087% fail on All outline marker lamps
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 9.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (80% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (82% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Linkage
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.087% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.087% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.087% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.2% fail on Springs (69% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Coil springs (75% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Coil spring (71% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Mounting (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms (37% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (58% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (62% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.35% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.087% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.35% fail on Wheel bearings (76% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.087% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.087% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.087% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.17% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.087% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.087% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 6.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.087% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.79% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (67% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance (62% better than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.35% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (49% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.87% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.35% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.17% fail on Lever
        • 0.087% fail on Cable
        • 0.087% fail on Linkage
    • 1.6% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.70% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal
    • 0.52% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.52% fail on Lever
    • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.35% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.35% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.35% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.26% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Anti-lock braking system (82% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 9.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.8% fail on Transmission
      • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.8% fail on Joints
      • 0.087% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.087% fail on Joints
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Hose (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Tank
    • 0.61% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
      • 0.26% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
      • 0.087% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.087% fail on Door condition
    • 0.35% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Panel
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component
    • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (83% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Chassis (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Chassis condition (80% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.17% fail on Undertray
    • 0.087% fail on Seats
      • 0.087% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 6.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested (75% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.35% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.26% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.087% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.35% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.087% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.087% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.26% fail on Noise suppression (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Undertray (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility (34% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (64% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.26% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.6% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.087% fail on Power steering
      • 0.087% fail on Other components
    • 0.087% fail on Steering wheel
  • 3.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (80% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
      • 0.52% fail on Prescribed areas (72% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Airbags
      • 0.087% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.87% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.52% fail on Attachment
    • 0.35% fail on Condition
  • 0.087% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.087% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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