Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
59.4% pass rate
from 3,690 tests in 2020
(7.3% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 7.8% fail on Suspension arms (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.9% fail on Springs
      • 3.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 3.6% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (33% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Linkage (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Linkage ball joints (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.054% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings (74% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.054% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.054% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps (27% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp (24% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps (26% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp (26% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.60% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Electrical equipment (54% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Horn
      • 0.081% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.054% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.19% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.027% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.16% fail on Outline marker lamps (26 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Outline marker lamp (27 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.027% fail on Switch
  • 9.5% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance (17% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.081% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.054% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.027% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (49% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (46% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance (64% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.054% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.41% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.027% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.95% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.95% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.14% fail on Cable
        • 0.027% fail on Lever
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.68% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.46% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.70% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.38% fail on Pedal (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.41% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.35% fail on Lever
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.081% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.027% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.027% fail on Valves
    • 0.14% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.027% fail on Leaks
    • 0.027% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Condition (38% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (23% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Transmission
      • 2.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.8% fail on Joints
        • 0.027% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.054% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.054% fail on Joints
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.054% fail on Pipe
      • 0.027% fail on Hose
    • 0.16% fail on Boot lid (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Boot lid condition (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.027% fail on Panel
    • 0.11% fail on Doors (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.054% fail on Door condition
      • 0.027% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
      • 0.027% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
    • 0.054% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.054% fail on Undertray
    • 0.027% fail on Towbar
      • 0.027% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.027% fail on Seats
      • 0.027% fail on Driver's seat
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility (30% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (30% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.027% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (29% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (28% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Spark ignition (23% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (37% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.054% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.98% fail on Compression ignition (42% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (46% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.054% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.027% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.027% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.027% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
    • 0.19% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.027% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.027% fail on Undertray
  • 2.4% fail on Steering (27% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Track rod end (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.054% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.027% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.027% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.89% fail on Steering gear (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Steering rack (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.054% fail on Rams
      • 0.027% fail on Operation
    • 0.027% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.027% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.027% fail on Steering play
      • 0.027% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.95% fail on Road Wheels (79% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Attachment (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.68% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (64% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
    • 0.027% fail on Airbags
      • 0.027% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.54% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.027% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.027% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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