Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
43.1% pass rate
from 355 tests in 2020
(37% worse 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 V40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (94% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 11% fail on Position lamps (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 10% fail on Position lamp (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on All position lamps (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 9.6% fail on Headlamp aim (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Headlamp aim (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 8.2% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on All direction indicators
    • 7.9% fail on Headlamps (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Outline marker lamps (121 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Outline marker lamp (132 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.56% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.56% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.56% fail on Switch
    • 0.28% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 21% fail on Brakes (61% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (52% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.56% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.56% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.56% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.56% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.28% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.28% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.28% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.28% fail on Other braking system component
  • 20% fail on Suspension (37% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Suspension arm (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage
    • 0.85% fail on Springs
      • 0.85% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.85% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.56% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.56% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
  • 14% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (65% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions (67% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 13% fail on Spark ignition (83% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 12% fail on Catalyst emissions (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.56% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.28% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.28% fail on Oxygen sensor
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.56% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.56% fail on Other leaks
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.2% fail on Transmission
      • 4.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.2% fail on Joints
    • 1.4% fail on Chassis
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.85% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.56% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.56% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.56% fail on Undertray (20 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.28% fail on Body
      • 0.28% fail on Other body component
    • 0.28% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
    • 0.28% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.28% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 9.9% fail on Steering (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Steering linkage components (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Locking devices
    • 5.4% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 9.6% fail on Tyres (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Size/type (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 7.9% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.56% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.56% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.56% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 0.28% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.85% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment

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