Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
50.9% pass rate
from 3,811 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (11% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 12% fail on Registration plate lamp (76% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Position lamps (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Front lamps (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Rear lamps (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.6% fail on Direction indicators (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Flashing type (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Individual lamps (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.73% fail on All direction indicators (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Tell tales
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.079% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.052% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.052% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (62% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Battery
    • 0.58% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Fog lamp (56% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.29% fail on Horn (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.079% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.026% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 6.9% fail on Coil springs (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Condition (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Location
    • 6.0% fail on Drive shafts (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Front drive shafts (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.079% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (17% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.66% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.079% fail on Condition
      • 0.079% fail on Attachment
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms (24% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (23% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.94% fail on Rear
      • 0.52% fail on Front
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.34% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.079% fail on Prescribed areas (95% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Component mounting (93% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.026% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.026% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.026% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 19% fail on Brakes (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Parking brake performance (93% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Rear wheels (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.73% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.45% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.079% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.026% fail on Brake operation
    • 6.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (21% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Components (21% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Pipes
        • 2.2% fail on Hoses (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.026% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.026% fail on Valves
      • 0.37% fail on Leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.8% fail on Hub components (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.47% fail on Brake calipers (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake back plates (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (73% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.34% fail on ABS (65% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.24% fail on Pedal
        • 0.18% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.052% fail on Condition
    • 0.079% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.079% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.079% fail on Cable
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Condition (25% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth (19% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type
    • 0.079% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (28% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (57% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.079% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.92% fail on Seat belts (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
      • 0.079% fail on Attachment
      • 0.052% fail on Requirements
      • 0.026% fail on Installation check
        • 0.026% fail on Anchorage's
  • 3.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (40% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (48% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions (44% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.24% fail on System
      • 0.21% fail on Cap
      • 0.052% fail on Pipe
      • 0.026% fail on Hose
    • 0.50% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.9% fail on Steering (21% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Steering system
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end (29% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack (88% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.079% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.026% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.052% fail on Power steering (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Other components
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (37% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Doors
      • 0.39% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers
    • 0.21% fail on Body condition (69% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Load security
      • 0.079% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.026% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.052% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.052% fail on Vehicle structure (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Chassis (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Body security
    • 0.026% fail on Seats
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers
  • 0.79% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.66% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.60% fail on Attachment (83% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Condition
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