Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
43.9% pass rate
from 494 tests in 2020
(29% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (81% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Position lamp (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Switch
    • 8.9% fail on Headlamp aim (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Headlamp aim (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamps (97% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp (80% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.81% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.40% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.40% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (58% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.61% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.20% fail on Horn
    • 0.40% fail on Outline marker lamps (48 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Outline marker lamp (54 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Brakes (42% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.40% fail on Plate brake tester (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.20% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.40% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.81% fail on Air and vacuum systems (14 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Servos (20 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
    • 0.61% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.40% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.20% fail on Servos
    • 0.61% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.61% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.40% fail on Lever
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 7.7% fail on Suspension arms (78% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.81% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 6.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (91% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.81% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage
    • 0.81% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.61% fail on Axles
      • 0.61% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.61% fail on Springs
      • 0.40% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.40% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.20% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.20% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (56% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions (62% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (71% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 11% fail on Catalyst emissions (84% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.81% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.61% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.81% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.81% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.4% fail on Transmission
      • 3.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.2% fail on Joints
      • 0.20% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.20% fail on Joints
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.4% fail on Doors
      • 1.0% fail on Other passenger's door (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
      • 0.20% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
    • 0.61% fail on Chassis
      • 0.61% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.61% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Pipe
      • 0.20% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.20% fail on System
    • 0.61% fail on Body
      • 0.20% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.20% fail on Panel
      • 0.20% fail on Other body component
    • 0.20% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.20% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.20% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.20% fail on Undertray
  • 10% fail on Tyres (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Size/type (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 8.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.40% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.5% fail on Steering (98% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Steering linkage components (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Track rod end (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Locking devices
    • 2.4% fail on Steering gear (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Steering column
    • 0.20% fail on Steering play
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.20% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.20% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Condition

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