Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
44.1% pass rate
from 769 tests in 2020
(24% worse than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (58% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Headlamp aim (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Headlamp aim (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 8.7% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Position lamp (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 8.3% fail on Headlamps (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp (83% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (42% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.52% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.13% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.91% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.78% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.39% fail on Outline marker lamps (35 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Outline marker lamp (38 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.39% fail on Switch
    • 0.39% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.39% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 7.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (70% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Linkage
      • 0.78% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Springs
      • 3.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.1% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.52% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.39% fail on Wheel bearings (74% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
  • 18% fail on Brakes (26% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (49% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.39% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (73% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (91% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.13% fail on Lever
    • 2.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.52% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.26% fail on Lever
    • 0.26% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.26% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (82% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Anti-lock braking system (81% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.13% fail on Servos
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.91% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.91% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.39% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.26% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (10 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.52% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.26% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.13% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.13% fail on Undertray
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.3% fail on Transmission
      • 4.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.0% fail on Joints
      • 0.26% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.26% fail on Joints
    • 0.65% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.65% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.52% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
      • 0.13% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
    • 0.39% fail on Chassis
      • 0.39% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.39% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Hose
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.26% fail on Body
      • 0.13% fail on Panel
      • 0.13% fail on Other body component
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.13% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.13% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.13% fail on Cabs
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 9.1% fail on Tyres (59% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (83% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Size/type
  • 8.1% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Steering linkage components (64% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Track rod end (69% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.13% fail on Locking devices
    • 3.9% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
    • 0.13% fail on Steering play
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.65% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on View to rear
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.8% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment

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