Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
62.7% pass rate
from 3,471 tests in 2020
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.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (16% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.086% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.6% fail on Springs
      • 4.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.6% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (31% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.86% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.086% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (95% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.89% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.84% fail on Shock absorbers (43% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.086% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.029% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.058% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.029% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.058% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.66% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Rear reflectors (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.17% fail on Horn
    • 0.14% fail on Outline marker lamps (22 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Outline marker lamp (24 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.086% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.058% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Rear fog lamp (90% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Rear fog lamp (90% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.75% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.75% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.058% fail on Cable
        • 0.058% fail on Lever
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (48% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.86% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.72% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt
          • 0.52% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.058% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.029% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.029% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp) (68% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance (70% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.49% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.29% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.43% fail on Lever
    • 0.40% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.26% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.058% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.029% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.029% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.058% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.058% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility (23% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (27% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.058% fail on Driver's view
  • 3.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.5% fail on Joints
    • 0.14% fail on Boot lid (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Boot lid condition (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.029% fail on Tank
      • 0.029% fail on Hose
      • 0.029% fail on Pipe
    • 0.086% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.086% fail on Body
      • 0.058% fail on Other body component
      • 0.029% fail on Panel
    • 0.058% fail on Doors
      • 0.058% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.058% fail on Door condition
    • 0.058% fail on Undertray
    • 0.029% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.029% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.029% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.029% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.029% fail on Load security
      • 0.029% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.029% fail on Other tailgate component
    • 0.029% fail on Seats
      • 0.029% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.029% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 3.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.2% fail on Compression ignition (46% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (75% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.086% fail on Emission control equipment (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.086% fail on Other emission control equipment (17 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.086% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.029% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 1.0% fail on Spark ignition (50% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Catalyst emissions (63% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.086% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.086% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.029% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.029% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.5% fail on Steering gear (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Steering box
    • 0.69% fail on Steering linkage components (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Track rod end (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.029% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.029% fail on Other components
        • 0.029% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.32% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Operation
      • 0.029% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.029% fail on Pump
      • 0.029% fail on Rams
    • 0.029% fail on Steering play
      • 0.029% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.95% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.49% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.46% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
  • 0.52% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.43% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates
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