Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
55.6% pass rate
from 3,907 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.0% fail on Pins and bushes (81% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint dust cover (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Suspension arm
    • 5.4% fail on Springs (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Coil springs (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Coil spring (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Mounting
    • 4.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (40% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.051% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.026% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.026% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.026% fail on Axles
      • 0.026% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.026% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.026% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.026% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps (18% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.051% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type (49% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (76% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.56% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical equipment (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Horn
      • 0.051% fail on Battery(ies) (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Outline marker lamps (29 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Outline marker lamp (31 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.026% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.026% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Brakes (12% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.077% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.051% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (49% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (48% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.36% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (57% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake imbalance (53% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.077% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.077% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs and drums (36% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Brake discs (37% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.10% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.10% fail on Cable
    • 0.90% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Hand lever (92% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pedal
    • 0.84% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (36% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Anti-lock braking system (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.64% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.64% fail on Lever
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.026% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.13% fail on Rigid brake pipes (96% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.13% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.077% fail on Brake fluid
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres (17% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Condition (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 7.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.0% fail on Transmission
      • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.7% fail on Joints
        • 0.026% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.026% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.23% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.23% fail on Joints
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.36% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.077% fail on Pipe
      • 0.051% fail on System
      • 0.026% fail on Tank
    • 0.18% fail on Doors (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.077% fail on Door condition
      • 0.077% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.077% fail on Door condition
      • 0.026% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition
    • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.026% fail on Bracket
    • 0.15% fail on Boot lid (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Boot lid condition (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.15% fail on Undertray
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.10% fail on Other body component
      • 0.026% fail on Panel
    • 0.10% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.077% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.026% fail on Towbar
      • 0.026% fail on Towbar condition
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (20% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (21% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition (27% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.97% fail on Catalyst emissions (53% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.077% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.051% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.026% fail on Oxygen sensor
          • 0.026% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.84% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.23% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Emission control equipment (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.051% fail on Particulate filter (16 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.051% fail on Other emission control equipment (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.026% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.44% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.38% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.026% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.10% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.077% fail on Sound deadening material (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Undertray
  • 5.3% fail on Visibility (30% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers (29% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (36% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.026% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering gear (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.051% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.026% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.026% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.36% fail on Power steering
      • 0.26% fail on Other components
      • 0.051% fail on Operation
      • 0.026% fail on Pump
      • 0.026% fail on Rams
    • 0.077% fail on Steering play
      • 0.077% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.026% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.90% fail on Road Wheels (78% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Condition
  • 0.79% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (71% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (68% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
      • 0.026% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.33% fail on Identification of the vehicle (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plates (51% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.026% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.026% fail on Speedometer
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