Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
47.9% pass rate
from 2,225 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 34% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 15% fail on Registration plate lamp (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 13% fail on Position lamps (83% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Front lamps (24% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual lamps (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.31% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.045% fail on Switch
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.090% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.090% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.045% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp (54% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.045% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Battery
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Lamp
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.090% fail on Horn (87% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.045% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 22% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (56% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.090% fail on Presence (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Coil springs (42% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Location
    • 3.5% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.5% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.5% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.090% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.090% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (36% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (34% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.3% fail on Macpherson strut (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Shock absorbers (44% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Condition (44% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment (21 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Wheel bearings (63% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Front
      • 0.18% fail on Rear (83% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.36% fail on Prescribed areas (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Component mounting (86% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Torque/reaction arms (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment
    • 0.045% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.045% fail on Attachment
    • 0.045% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 20% fail on Brakes (20% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems (67% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Components (66% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Pipes (46% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.99% fail on Leaks (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
    • 9.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.94% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.36% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.9% fail on Hub components (50% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (50% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.54% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake (86% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (88% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.18% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.13% fail on Cable
      • 0.090% fail on Lever
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
        • 0.090% fail on Condition
        • 0.045% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.090% fail on ABS (92% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.045% fail on Components
        • 0.045% fail on Pipes
  • 8.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.40% fail on Bonnet (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 6.7% fail on Steering (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Steering system (47% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 3.1% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.045% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.045% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.45% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Other components
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.090% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.045% fail on Drive system
      • 0.045% fail on Rams
    • 0.045% fail on Steering operation
  • 5.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (36% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions (47% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system (95% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Cap (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on System (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pipe
      • 0.045% fail on Hose
    • 0.67% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.9% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Prescribed areas (78% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (37% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Drivers (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.67% fail on Body condition
    • 0.13% fail on Body security
    • 0.045% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.045% fail on Chassis
    • 0.045% fail on Seats
      • 0.045% fail on Passengers
    • 0.045% fail on Load security
      • 0.045% fail on Access panel
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment

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