Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
45.2% pass rate
from 757 tests in 2017
(17% 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.

  • 36% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (63% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 17% fail on Position lamps (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front lamps (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Rear lamps (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on All position lamps (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 13% fail on Headlamp aim (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamps (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Headlamp (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Dipswitch (17 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 5.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators (58% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type (58% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.92% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 4.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Fog lamp (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Tell tale (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (47% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Battery
    • 0.79% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.66% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Lamp
    • 0.66% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Horn
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 6.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (89% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment
    • 5.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.5% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Trailing arms (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts (50% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Front drive shafts (49% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (48% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Coil springs (62% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Location
    • 0.79% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.53% fail on Front
      • 0.26% fail on Rear
    • 0.53% fail on Radius arms (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Shock absorbers (68% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Condition (68% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 20% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Hydraulic systems (92% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 11% fail on Components (91% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 6.7% fail on Pipes (79% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Hoses (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Leaks
      • 0.40% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
    • 9.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.92% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.79% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.40% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components
      • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (98% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.79% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.79% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal
        • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on ABS (81% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.3% fail on Emissions
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.53% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on System
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
      • 0.13% fail on Cap
  • 10% fail on Steering (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Steering system (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Track rod end (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.40% fail on Power steering
      • 0.26% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
    • 0.13% fail on Steering control
      • 0.13% fail on Steering column
    • 0.13% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.13% fail on Locking devices
  • 10% fail on Tyres (40% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (56% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Size/type (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.66% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.26% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (45% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas (65% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Requirements
    • 0.13% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.13% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 2.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (46% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Body condition (61% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.66% fail on Chassis
    • 0.66% fail on Doors
      • 0.53% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers
    • 0.26% fail on Engine mountings
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Condition

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