Volvo S70 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
62.3% pass rate
from 284 tests in 2020
(3.7% better than other 1997 cars)
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo S70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Brakes (30% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability control (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance (4.2% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (67% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.70% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (45% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (43% better than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (29% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (8.7% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (46% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (47% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (60% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pedal
      • 0.35% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.70% fail on Parking brake control (92% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Lever (92% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (78% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (40% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim (50% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps (37% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (45% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.70% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (63% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.35% fail on Switch
    • 0.35% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.35% fail on Switch
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.35% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 9.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (2.7% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Transmission (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Drive shafts (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.35% fail on Joints
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (48% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Engine mounting (19 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Engine mounting condition (19 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Bracket
    • 0.70% fail on Fuel system (10% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pipe
      • 0.35% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.70% fail on Doors (35% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.35% fail on Door condition
      • 0.35% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.35% fail on Door condition
      • 0.35% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.35% fail on Door condition
  • 8.8% fail on Suspension (33% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (80% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms (3.1% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint (37% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Pins and bushes (48% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Ball joint dust cover (0.15% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Springs (46% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Coil springs (39% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.35% fail on Mounting
    • 0.70% fail on Sub-frames (23% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.35% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.35% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility (20% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers (4.5% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (40% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 5.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (29% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (29% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Spark ignition (33% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (31% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (8.2% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition (67% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.35% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.35% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.35% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.35% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.9% fail on Steering (2.2% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components (1.8% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end (43% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering gear (21% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack (30% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Power steering
      • 0.35% fail on Other components
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres (20% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (9.1% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Condition (61% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (16% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates (16% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)

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