Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
40.2% pass rate
from 575 tests in 2017
(31% worse than other 1997 cars)
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 38% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (78% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 18% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front lamps (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Rear lamps (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Switch (43 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 12% fail on Headlamp aim (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Headlamps (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Headlamp (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.0% fail on Direction indicators (84% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Flashing type (77% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Individual lamps (90% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.70% fail on All direction indicators
      • 0.17% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.17% fail on Arm
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Battery (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.87% fail on Tell tale (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 0.87% fail on Horn
    • 0.70% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.52% fail on Switch
      • 0.17% fail on Lamp
    • 0.35% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.17% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 26% fail on Brakes (60% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (60% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Parking brake performance (85% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Rear wheels (69% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Brake imbalance (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems (78% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Components (78% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Pipes (96% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Hoses
        • 0.17% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.87% fail on Leaks
      • 0.52% fail on Operation
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Hub components (91% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.35% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
        • 0.17% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.17% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.17% fail on Relay lever
    • 0.17% fail on ABS
  • 22% fail on Suspension
    • 7.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.52% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 5.7% fail on Suspension arms (70% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (73% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Condition
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 4.7% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.7% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 4.7% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.4% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.35% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.87% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Location
    • 0.70% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.70% fail on Front
    • 0.70% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.35% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 17% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (56% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 12% fail on Emissions (87% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.35% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on Cap
      • 0.17% fail on System
  • 13% fail on Tyres (87% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Tread depth (57% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Size/type
    • 0.35% fail on Valve stem
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.0% fail on Wipers
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.70% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.35% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.17% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 11% fail on Steering (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 10% fail on Steering system (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Track rod end (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.35% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.17% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.70% fail on Power steering
      • 0.35% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
  • 3.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
    • 0.52% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.52% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 2.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (62% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Body condition
    • 0.52% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.52% fail on Chassis
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.35% fail on Attachment
  • 0.17% fail on Towbars
    • 0.17% fail on Vehicle structure

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