Volvo S40 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
75.5% pass rate
from 1,288 tests in 2017
(17% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.7% fail on Suspension (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Front drive shafts (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Couplings
      • 0.078% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.078% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.78% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.78% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.078% fail on Front
      • 0.078% fail on Rear
    • 0.16% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.078% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.078% fail on Condition
    • 0.078% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 9.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Individual lamps (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.078% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.078% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.85% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.54% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.31% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.31% fail on Stop lamp (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Battery
    • 0.078% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.078% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.078% fail on Fog lamp
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (49% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 2.9% fail on Brakes
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.16% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.47% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.078% fail on Front wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
        • 0.23% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.078% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.078% fail on Leaks
    • 0.078% fail on ABS
  • 2.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (40% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.078% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.39% fail on Steering
    • 0.39% fail on Steering system
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.078% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.39% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.23% fail on Body condition
    • 0.078% fail on Doors
      • 0.078% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.078% fail on Load security
      • 0.078% fail on Bootlid
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.31% fail on Attachment
  • 0.31% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.16% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.078% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.078% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.23% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.078% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.078% fail on Emissions
    • 0.078% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.078% fail on System
  • 0.23% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plate
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