Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
71.9% pass rate
from 1,592 tests in 2017
(14% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.063% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.063% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.063% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.25% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.063% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.57% fail on Stop lamp (65% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Battery
    • 0.063% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.063% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.063% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.063% fail on Lamp
  • 11% fail on Suspension (94% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Coil springs (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Front drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Couplings
      • 0.13% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.063% fail on Condition
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment
    • 0.19% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.063% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.063% fail on Condition
    • 0.063% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.063% fail on Rear
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres (30% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (53% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.19% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.063% fail on Size/type
  • 3.4% fail on Brakes
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.44% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.19% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.19% fail on Rear wheels (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Components
        • 0.13% fail on Hoses
        • 0.063% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.13% fail on Leaks
    • 0.063% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.063% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.063% fail on Cable
  • 3.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (33% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (38% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Washers
    • 0.44% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.063% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.57% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.50% fail on Steering
    • 0.44% fail on Steering system
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.19% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.063% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.063% fail on Power steering
      • 0.063% fail on Other components
  • 0.38% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.19% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.063% fail on Pipe
      • 0.063% fail on System
    • 0.063% fail on Emissions
  • 0.31% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
    • 0.063% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.063% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
  • 0.063% fail on Towbars
    • 0.063% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.063% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.063% fail on Engine mountings
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