Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
64.3% pass rate
from 1,813 tests in 2020
(20% 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.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (62% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.33% fail on Stop lamp (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
    • 0.17% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.17% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.11% fail on Outline marker lamps (16 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on All outline marker lamps
      • 0.055% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.055% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.055% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.055% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.055% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 11% fail on Suspension (32% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Coil spring (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Mounting
    • 3.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.55% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers (75% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Axles
      • 0.055% fail on Axle
    • 0.055% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.055% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.055% fail on Suspension unit
  • 9.0% fail on Tyres (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (77% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 6.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Transmission (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Joints (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
    • 0.44% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.17% fail on Undertray
    • 0.055% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.055% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.055% fail on Seats
      • 0.055% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.055% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.055% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 6.1% fail on Brakes
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.88% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt
          • 0.66% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.72% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.66% fail on Rbt
          • 0.66% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.055% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.055% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.39% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.22% fail on Brake discs and drums (75% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Brake discs (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.055% fail on Cable
        • 0.055% fail on Linkage
    • 1.3% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (17 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (22 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
    • 0.39% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.39% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.055% fail on Electronic braking system
      • 0.055% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.055% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.055% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 3.3% fail on Visibility
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.0% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.77% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.44% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.17% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.055% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.55% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.44% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.055% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.055% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.83% fail on Steering
    • 0.44% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering linkage components (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Track rod end (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.055% fail on Power steering
      • 0.055% fail on Other components
    • 0.055% fail on Steering column
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.55% fail on Attachment
  • 0.33% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.22% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.055% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.055% fail on Condition
  • 0.11% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plates
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