Volvo S70 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
60.1% pass rate
from 441 tests in 2017
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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.91% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.23% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Battery
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (77% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.45% fail on Switch
    • 0.23% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.23% fail on Horn
    • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 9.3% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Front drive shafts (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 9.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.23% fail on Drive shafts
    • 6.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.91% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Location
    • 0.91% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.91% fail on Front
    • 0.45% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.45% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.45% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.68% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.3% fail on ABS (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.9% fail on Components
        • 3.9% fail on Hoses (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.68% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.68% fail on Electronic stability system (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
        • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.23% fail on Cable
    • 0.23% fail on Restricted movement
  • 7.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (35% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Emissions
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.45% fail on Pipe
      • 0.45% fail on Cap
      • 0.45% fail on System
    • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.68% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.23% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.5% fail on Steering system
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.91% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Steering arm
    • 2.5% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Other components (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Operation
      • 0.23% fail on Drive system
    • 0.45% fail on Steering operation
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 0.91% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (82% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Drivers
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.23% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.23% fail on Body condition
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Drivers
  • 0.45% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (92% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Seat belts (90% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
  • 0.45% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment

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