Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
47.5% pass rate
from 2,864 tests in 2017
(8.2% worse than other 2003 cars)
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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 34% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (28% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 15% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Rear lamps (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Front lamps (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on All position lamps (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 14% fail on Registration plate lamp (92% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Headlamp aim (22% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Direction indicators (92% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (93% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual lamps (95% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (70% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on All direction indicators (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.070% fail on Switch
      • 0.070% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.035% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.035% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (54% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Battery
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.070% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.52% fail on Hazard warning (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Lamp
      • 0.035% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Horn (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 22% fail on Brakes (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Parking brake performance (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Rear wheels (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.49% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.035% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 10% fail on Components (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Pipes (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.035% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.035% fail on Valves
      • 0.49% fail on Leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.8% fail on Hub components (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Brake pads (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs (56% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.10% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.24% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.14% fail on Cable
      • 0.070% fail on Lever
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage
    • 0.24% fail on ABS (76% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
        • 0.070% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.035% fail on Components
        • 0.035% fail on Servos
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 8.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.87% fail on Linkage condition (82% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 5.8% fail on Coil springs (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Condition (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Location
    • 3.7% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.6% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.6% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.035% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.035% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms (49% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.70% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on Wheel bearings (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Front
      • 0.070% fail on Rear (93% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Component mounting (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.070% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.035% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.035% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Condition
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth (22% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.4% fail on Steering (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Steering system (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Track rod end (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.10% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.070% fail on Free play
        • 0.070% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.24% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
      • 0.035% fail on Operation
      • 0.035% fail on Drive system
      • 0.035% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.070% fail on Steering operation
  • 5.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (63% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.035% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Requirements
  • 4.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (37% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Emissions (27% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system (82% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on System (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Cap (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pipe
    • 0.66% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.94% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (57% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Doors
      • 0.31% fail on Drivers (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.035% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.21% fail on Body condition (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers
      • 0.035% fail on Drivers
    • 0.10% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.10% fail on Chassis
    • 0.10% fail on Body security
    • 0.035% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.070% fail on Condition
  • 0.035% fail on Towbars
    • 0.035% fail on Towbar

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