Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
63.9% pass rate
from 2,756 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.073% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.036% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.036% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (58% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (69% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.073% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.036% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.11% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.40% fail on Stop lamp (87% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.18% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Outline marker lamps (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Outline marker lamp (17 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.073% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.073% fail on Switch
    • 0.036% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.036% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.036% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 13% fail on Suspension (21% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Springs (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Coil springs (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Coil spring (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms (40% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Ball joint (43% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.036% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.036% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.69% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.44% fail on Shock absorbers (67% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.036% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.036% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.036% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.036% fail on Suspension rod
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Condition (67% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Brakes
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.69% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt
          • 0.65% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.036% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.073% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (83% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.073% fail on Service brake imbalance (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (35% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.36% fail on Brake discs and drums (64% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Brake discs (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.036% fail on Lever
    • 0.80% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
    • 0.65% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.62% fail on Parking brake control (97% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Lever (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.25% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.036% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.036% fail on Reservoirs
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.3% fail on Joints
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
    • 0.62% fail on Exhaust system (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Boot lid (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Boot lid condition (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.11% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.036% fail on Hose
      • 0.036% fail on Pipe
      • 0.036% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.11% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
    • 0.073% fail on Load security (22 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.036% fail on Loading door
    • 0.036% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.036% fail on Towbar
      • 0.036% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.036% fail on Doors
      • 0.036% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.036% fail on Door condition
  • 2.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering gear (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Steering linkage components (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Track rod end (72% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.036% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.036% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.036% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.036% fail on Steering play
      • 0.036% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.7% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.94% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.54% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emission control equipment (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.073% fail on Other emission control equipment (18 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.036% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.036% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.44% fail on Spark ignition (71% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (54% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.036% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.036% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.22% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.073% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.073% fail on Transmission oil leaks (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.036% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.54% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.29% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
  • 0.29% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.036% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.036% fail on Anchorages
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