Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
70.1% pass rate
from 2,460 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (54% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps (47% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.37% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.081% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.16% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.16% fail on Horn
    • 0.081% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.041% fail on Battery
    • 0.041% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres (32% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
    • 0.081% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.6% fail on Suspension
    • 5.2% fail on Coil springs (59% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (84% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (83% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment
    • 0.61% fail on Anti-roll bars (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.37% fail on Front
    • 0.33% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.33% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.33% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.12% fail on Shock absorbers (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.081% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.081% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.041% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 4.3% fail on Brakes (23% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.33% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.041% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.77% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.61% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.45% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.081% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 0.73% fail on Parking brake (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.24% fail on Components
        • 0.12% fail on Hoses
        • 0.041% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.041% fail on Pipes
        • 0.041% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.041% fail on Leaks
    • 0.12% fail on ABS
    • 0.081% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.081% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.081% fail on Pedal
        • 0.041% fail on Condition
        • 0.041% fail on Anti-slip
  • 3.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (25% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.081% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (71% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system (68% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Free play
        • 0.041% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.081% fail on Power steering
      • 0.041% fail on Operation
      • 0.041% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.081% fail on Locking devices (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.33% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.081% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.081% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.28% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.24% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (83% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Emissions
    • 0.041% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.041% fail on Cap
    • 0.041% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.20% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.081% fail on Body condition
    • 0.081% fail on Load security (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Bootlid (14 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Doors
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers other
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