Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
50.0% pass rate
from 1,558 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (20% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.19% fail on Dipswitch (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.064% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.5% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.32% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.064% fail on Switch
      • 0.064% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.064% fail on Switch
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.71% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps (50% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Position lamp (51% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp (63% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.90% fail on Battery(ies) (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.83% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.064% fail on Switch
    • 0.64% fail on Outline marker lamps (73 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Outline marker lamp (73 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.51% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.064% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.064% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (98% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.064% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.064% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.064% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.0% fail on Springs (79% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Coil springs (83% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Coil spring (83% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Mounting
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms (29% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Pins and bushes (63% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.064% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.71% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (77% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Wheel bearings (64% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.32% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.32% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.064% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.064% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.064% fail on Axles
      • 0.064% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 7.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.96% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (62% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.064% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.064% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.064% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.064% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.064% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (51% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (50% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (81% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (43% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (51% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (52% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.45% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.26% fail on Cable
        • 0.13% fail on Lever
        • 0.064% fail on Linkage
    • 0.90% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.58% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.32% fail on Pedal
    • 0.90% fail on Flexible brake hoses (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.45% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.064% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.51% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.39% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.39% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.39% fail on Lever
    • 0.32% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Anti-lock braking system (73% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.064% fail on Servos
    • 0.064% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.064% fail on Other components
  • 8.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (23% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Transmission
      • 3.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.3% fail on Joints
        • 0.064% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.19% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.19% fail on Joints
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Hose (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on System
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 0.51% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.064% fail on Door condition
    • 0.32% fail on Chassis
      • 0.32% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.26% fail on Integral vehicle structure (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.064% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.19% fail on Body
      • 0.064% fail on Body condition
      • 0.064% fail on Panel
      • 0.064% fail on Other body component
    • 0.13% fail on Towbar
      • 0.13% fail on Other towbar components (14 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.064% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.064% fail on Bracket
  • 6.7% fail on Steering (45% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.3% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Power steering
      • 0.064% fail on Rams
  • 6.5% fail on Visibility (24% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (57% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on View to rear
      • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.26% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (24% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (25% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (36% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.064% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.064% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.064% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.71% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.39% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.19% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.58% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.51% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.064% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.45% fail on Prescribed areas (72% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.26% fail on Airbags
      • 0.26% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.77% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment
    • 0.064% fail on Condition
  • 0.13% fail on Seat belt installation check (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Belt(s)/padding (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)

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