Volvo S60 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
75.9% pass rate
from 2,080 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S60 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.1% fail on Tyres (27% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition (46% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 5.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (38% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.096% fail on Matched pair (36 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.67% fail on Direction indicators (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Flashing type (49% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.048% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.53% fail on Stop lamp (70% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Position lamps (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Position lamp (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.048% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.048% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.048% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.048% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.048% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.048% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.048% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 4.8% fail on Steering (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Track rod end (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.14% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.096% fail on Power steering
      • 0.048% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.048% fail on Other components
  • 4.6% fail on Brakes
    • 4.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.48% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.48% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.0% fail on Brake performance (46% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.048% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.096% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (78% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp) (77% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.048% fail on Rbt
          • 0.048% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.14% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.096% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.048% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.096% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.096% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 3.3% fail on Suspension (49% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.24% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.096% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.096% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.048% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint
  • 3.1% fail on Visibility
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.048% fail on View to rear
      • 0.048% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition (96% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.048% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.34% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.096% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.048% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.048% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.43% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Body, chassis, structure (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.096% fail on Pipe (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.048% fail on Transmission
      • 0.048% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.048% fail on Joints
    • 0.048% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.048% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.048% fail on Doors
      • 0.048% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.048% fail on Door condition
    • 0.048% fail on Seats
      • 0.048% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.048% fail on Condition
  • 0.19% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.048% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
Read the Honest John Review

  • Volvo S60 (2010 - 2018)
    Good to drive. Packed with safety kit including ‘City Safety’ as standard. Geartronic start/stop. New 2.0 Volvo D4 diesel from 2014 under 100g/km CO2.

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