Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
61.0% pass rate
from 3,311 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear lamps (50% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual lamps (99% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Side repeaters (92% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on All direction indicators (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Switch (15 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.091% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.091% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.060% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.030% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.030% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
      • 0.030% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.48% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Battery
    • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Fog lamp (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Horn
    • 0.091% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.060% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.060% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.060% fail on Lamp
    • 0.030% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 6.3% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 4.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.8% fail on Condition
      • 0.030% fail on Location
    • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.9% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.9% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.030% fail on Couplings
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Condition
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear
    • 1.00% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.060% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.060% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.060% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.060% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.030% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.030% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
    • 0.060% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.7% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.42% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake discs (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.030% fail on Brake back plates
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (37% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.24% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.091% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.030% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.72% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Hydraulic systems (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Components (89% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Hoses (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.030% fail on Pipes
        • 0.030% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
    • 0.48% fail on ABS
    • 0.030% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.030% fail on Pedal
        • 0.030% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.030% fail on Restricted movement
  • 4.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (27% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (39% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (28% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (27% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.63% fail on Emissions (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.091% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.060% fail on System
      • 0.030% fail on Cap
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering system
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Track rod end (70% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.060% fail on Operation
      • 0.060% fail on Rams (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.060% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.030% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.82% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.82% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.21% fail on Seat belts (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment
    • 0.060% fail on Condition
  • 0.45% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.39% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Body condition
    • 0.091% fail on Doors (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers
    • 0.060% fail on Body security
    • 0.030% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.030% fail on Seats
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers
    • 0.030% fail on Load security
      • 0.030% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.030% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.030% fail on Towbars
    • 0.030% fail on Towbar
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