Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
56.8% pass rate
from 4,184 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 6.5% fail on Suspension arms (51% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment
      • 0.048% fail on Condition
    • 5.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.2% fail on Condition
      • 0.048% fail on Location
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.3% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.2% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.072% fail on Couplings
      • 0.024% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.024% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers (95% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (94% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Fitment
    • 0.84% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.072% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.072% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.072% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.048% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.048% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.024% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.024% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.024% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
    • 0.024% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.024% fail on Component mounting
  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (16% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual lamps (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on All direction indicators (76% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps (20% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.096% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.048% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.048% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.41% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Horn
    • 0.24% fail on Battery (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.096% fail on Rear fog lamp (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Fog lamp (90% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.048% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.024% fail on Lamp
      • 0.024% fail on Switch
    • 0.024% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 11% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance (25% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.0% fail on Front wheels (36% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake imbalance (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.048% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.0% fail on Hub components
      • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.19% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.048% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.96% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.96% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on ABS (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.33% fail on Pedal (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic systems (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Components (93% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Pipes (96% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Hoses (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.072% fail on Leaks
      • 0.024% fail on Operation
    • 0.19% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.19% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.12% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.072% fail on Cable
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.024% fail on Components
        • 0.024% fail on Hoses
  • 10% fail on Tyres (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Condition (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
    • 0.072% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (35% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (39% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.048% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.31% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.19% fail on Cap
      • 0.096% fail on System
      • 0.024% fail on Hose
      • 0.024% fail on Pipe
  • 3.1% fail on Steering (23% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Steering system (20% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Track rod end (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Free play
        • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.24% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.072% fail on Other components
      • 0.024% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.048% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.93% fail on Road Wheels (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.65% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.60% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.024% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.024% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
  • 0.57% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Doors
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.048% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.17% fail on Body condition (65% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.048% fail on Seats
      • 0.048% fail on Drivers
    • 0.024% fail on Body security
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