Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
62.4% pass rate
from 3,576 tests in 2017
(11% 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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (11% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (30% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (22% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Front lamps (28% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.056% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.084% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.028% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.084% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
      • 0.028% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators (37% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type (37% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual lamps (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Side repeaters (74% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.028% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.45% fail on Stop lamp (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Battery (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Fog lamp (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Horn (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.028% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 6.4% fail on Suspension arms (73% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (73% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Coil springs (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Condition (29% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers (75% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (75% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Condition
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings (84% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Rear
    • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front drive shafts (50% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (50% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.056% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.056% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.73% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.056% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.056% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.028% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.028% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 8.1% fail on Brakes (30% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Brake performance (29% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.36% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.028% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.028% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.50% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.70% fail on Hydraulic systems (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Components (87% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Hoses (68% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.056% fail on Pipes (97% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Servos
      • 0.34% fail on Leaks
      • 0.028% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
    • 0.56% fail on ABS
    • 0.42% fail on Electronic stability system (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
        • 0.14% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.084% fail on Condition
    • 0.056% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.028% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.028% fail on Cable
    • 0.028% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.028% fail on Components
        • 0.028% fail on Servos
  • 8.1% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Condition
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (32% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (52% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (32% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.78% fail on Emissions (54% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on System
      • 0.056% fail on Cap
      • 0.028% fail on Tank
      • 0.028% fail on Hose
    • 0.056% fail on Emissions not tested (85% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Steering (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system (41% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Steering rack (96% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Track rod end (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Free play
        • 0.028% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.028% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.34% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.084% fail on Operation
      • 0.084% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.028% fail on Pump
  • 0.81% fail on Road Wheels (84% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.73% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.22% fail on Body condition
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers
    • 0.14% fail on Load security (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Bootlid (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.056% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.56% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.36% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (80% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Seat belts (70% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers airbag
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