Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
38.5% pass rate
from 65 tests in 2020
(57% worse than other 1996 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (87% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 12% fail on Headlamps (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp levelling device (22 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 9.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.7% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Position lamp (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.1% fail on All direction indicators (15 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 3.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.5% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.5% fail on Horn
    • 1.5% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.5% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.5% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.5% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 29% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 29% fail on Exhaust emissions (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 29% fail on Spark ignition (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 26% fail on Catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance
      • 9.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 9.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.6% fail on Rbt
          • 4.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 3.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 3.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 1.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.5% fail on Brake fluid
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 6.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Suspension arm
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.5% fail on Springs
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.5% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 6.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Driver's view
    • 1.5% fail on View to rear
      • 1.5% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
  • 9.2% fail on Steering
    • 6.2% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end
  • 9.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.5% fail on Chassis
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.5% fail on Joints
    • 1.5% fail on Doors
      • 1.5% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 1.5% fail on Door condition
  • 6.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.1% fail on Condition
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 1.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Size/type
  • 3.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plates

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