Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
60.2% pass rate
from 4,423 tests in 2017
(7.2% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (16% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Position lamps (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Front lamps (67% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.090% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Individual lamps (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Side repeaters (84% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Switch
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.023% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.023% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 0.70% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Fog lamp (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 0.14% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.090% fail on Battery
  • 17% fail on Suspension (24% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Coil springs (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.2% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.1% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.023% fail on Couplings
        • 0.023% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.090% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.090% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (67% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.84% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.045% fail on Trailing arms (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.045% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.045% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.045% fail on Macpherson strut (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
    • 0.023% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.023% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 6.7% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.59% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.1% fail on Brake performance (41% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear wheels (35% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.20% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.045% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.75% fail on Hydraulic systems (46% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Components (87% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Hoses
        • 0.045% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.023% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Electronic stability system (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on ABS
    • 0.14% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.045% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.045% fail on Pedal
        • 0.023% fail on Condition
        • 0.023% fail on Anti-slip
  • 4.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (21% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (26% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.023% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.68% fail on Emissions
    • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.090% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.045% fail on Pipe
      • 0.023% fail on Cap
      • 0.023% fail on System
  • 1.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system
      • 0.99% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Track rod end (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.045% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.023% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.32% fail on Power steering (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Operation
      • 0.045% fail on Other components
      • 0.023% fail on Rams
    • 0.023% fail on Steering control
      • 0.023% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.023% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.86% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (64% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
      • 0.023% fail on Requirements
  • 0.52% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.47% fail on Attachment (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Condition
  • 0.45% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.43% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.16% fail on Body condition
    • 0.14% fail on Load security (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Bootlid (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.090% fail on Doors
      • 0.090% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.023% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.023% fail on Seats
      • 0.023% fail on Drivers
  • 0.023% fail on Towbars
    • 0.023% fail on Towbar
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