Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
60.2% pass rate
from 3,402 tests in 2020
(5.4% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 7.5% fail on Suspension arms (60% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Pins and bushes (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.8% fail on Springs
      • 4.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.8% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers (64% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage ball joints (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.029% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings (82% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.059% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.029% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.088% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.029% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.059% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (68% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual direction indicators (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.088% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.029% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.029% fail on Arm
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.029% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.85% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Outline marker lamps (53 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Outline marker lamp (60 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical equipment (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.088% fail on Horn (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.059% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (90% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Rear fog lamp (90% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Rear fog lamp (90% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.029% fail on Switch
    • 0.029% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.029% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 8.6% fail on Brakes (19% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.94% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.088% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.35% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.088% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.029% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.85% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.82% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.029% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Cable
    • 0.88% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.56% fail on Electronic stability control (96% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.79% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Lever
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.059% fail on Master cylinder (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.059% fail on Valves (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.059% fail on Rigid brake pipes (96% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
  • 5.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Transmission
      • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.9% fail on Joints
        • 0.059% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.059% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.059% fail on Joints
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system (35% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.059% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.029% fail on Hose
      • 0.029% fail on Pipe
      • 0.029% fail on System
    • 0.15% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
    • 0.12% fail on Boot lid (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.029% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.088% fail on Doors (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.088% fail on Door condition
    • 0.059% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.059% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.059% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.059% fail on Seats
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.029% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.059% fail on Undertray
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility (35% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (34% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (40% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on View to rear
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.18% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.029% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (46% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Spark ignition (48% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.59% fail on Catalyst emissions (66% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.029% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.029% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.029% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.94% fail on Compression ignition (40% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.059% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.059% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.029% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.21% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.088% fail on Engine oil leaks (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.059% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (27% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering gear (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Operation
    • 0.82% fail on Steering linkage components (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Track rod end (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.029% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
      • 0.059% fail on Rams (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.029% fail on Steering play
      • 0.029% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.00% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.088% fail on Airbags
      • 0.059% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.029% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.82% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.65% fail on Attachment (76% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 0.44% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plates
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