Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
48.8% pass rate
from 1,809 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 34% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (29% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 17% fail on Registration plate lamp (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 13% fail on Position lamps (88% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Front lamps (50% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 9.2% fail on Headlamp aim (31% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators (64% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type (65% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual lamps (91% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.55% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.055% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.055% fail on Switch
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (13 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Switch
      • 0.055% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (71% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Battery
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Horn (82% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 8.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (61% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (88% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
      • 0.055% fail on Condition
    • 6.5% fail on Coil springs (74% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Condition (73% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Location
    • 4.8% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.6% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 4.5% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.055% fail on Couplings
      • 0.17% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms (47% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (44% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.00% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.00% fail on Condition
    • 0.88% fail on Front suspension joints (46% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Component mounting (81% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.61% fail on Tie bars/rods (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
    • 0.39% fail on Wheel bearings (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Front (65% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear (89% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
    • 0.055% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
  • 20% fail on Brakes (14% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems (66% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 10% fail on Components (66% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 6.4% fail on Pipes (48% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.055% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.83% fail on Leaks (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 10.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.1% fail on Parking brake performance (31% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.83% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Hub components (51% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (55% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.44% fail on Brake calipers (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake (75% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (76% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage (35 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Lever
      • 0.055% fail on Pivot
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
        • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on ABS (84% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Restricted movement
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (29% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Size/type
    • 0.055% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (26% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (59% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (30% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Emissions
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (56% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Cap (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.055% fail on Tank
      • 0.055% fail on Hose
    • 0.72% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.6% fail on Steering
    • 5.5% fail on Steering system (34% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Track rod end (44% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack (71% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.055% fail on Free play
        • 0.055% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.055% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.055% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.055% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts (48% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (92% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Prescribed areas (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment
  • 2.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (34% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Body condition
    • 0.83% fail on Doors
      • 0.44% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
    • 0.22% fail on Vehicle structure (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Chassis (71% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Body security
    • 0.055% fail on Seats
      • 0.055% fail on Drivers
    • 0.055% fail on Load security
      • 0.055% fail on Bootlid
  • 2.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN (78% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate (79% worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment

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