Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
66.9% pass rate
from 3,084 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (47% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Position lamps (28% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.032% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.032% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators (63% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type (63% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.65% fail on Stop lamp (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.097% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.097% fail on Horn
    • 0.097% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.032% fail on Battery
    • 0.032% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.032% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.032% fail on Switch
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
    • 3.7% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.91% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.91% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.91% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.78% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.097% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.55% fail on Front (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Rear
    • 0.45% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
      • 0.032% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.032% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
    • 0.032% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.032% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.032% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.032% fail on Condition
  • 8.7% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Condition (58% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
    • 0.032% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.8% fail on Brakes (27% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.26% fail on Brake discs (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.032% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Rear wheels (45% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.39% fail on Front wheels (52% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.88% fail on Parking brake (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Hydraulic systems (51% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Components (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Hoses
        • 0.065% fail on Cylinders (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Pipes
        • 0.032% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.097% fail on Leaks
      • 0.065% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
        • 0.065% fail on Condition
        • 0.065% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.097% fail on ABS
    • 0.097% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.065% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.065% fail on Cable
  • 3.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (27% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (40% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.49% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.065% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (73% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Steering system (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Track rod end (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.032% fail on Free play
        • 0.032% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.032% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Other components
      • 0.065% fail on Operation
      • 0.065% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.032% fail on Pump
    • 0.065% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.065% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.94% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (53% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Exhaust system (62% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Emissions (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.065% fail on System
      • 0.032% fail on Tank
      • 0.032% fail on Pipe
      • 0.032% fail on Cap
    • 0.097% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.39% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.26% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.23% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.097% fail on Condition
      • 0.032% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.065% fail on Condition
  • 0.29% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.19% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.13% fail on Load security (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Bootlid (19 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Body condition
    • 0.032% fail on Doors
      • 0.032% fail on Passengers other
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