Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
41.8% pass rate
from 1,351 tests in 2017
(19% 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.

  • 38% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (57% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 17% fail on Position lamps (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front lamps (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Rear lamps (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on All position lamps (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Switch (28 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 13% fail on Headlamp aim (97% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Headlamps (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Headlamp (86% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Switch (26 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.15% fail on Dipswitch (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.074% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.1% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.1% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Tell tales
    • 5.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp (35% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Battery (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.22% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Lamp
      • 0.074% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.22% fail on Horn
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 24% fail on Suspension
    • 9.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (94% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.59% fail on Attachment (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 4.7% fail on Coil springs (69% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Condition (72% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Location
    • 4.6% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.6% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 4.5% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.074% fail on Couplings
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.074% fail on Condition
    • 3.2% fail on Prescribed areas (47% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Component mounting (36% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.074% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.96% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.74% fail on Front
      • 0.22% fail on Rear (81% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Tie bars/rods (150% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (190% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.52% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.074% fail on Attachment
    • 0.59% fail on Shock absorbers (62% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Condition (62% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on General condition (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 23% fail on Brakes (29% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.7% fail on Parking brake performance (45% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.96% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.81% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.37% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.15% fail on Brake operation
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems (61% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 10% fail on Components (62% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Pipes (37% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Hoses (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.074% fail on Servos
      • 0.89% fail on Leaks
      • 0.37% fail on Operation
      • 0.074% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.81% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.22% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.074% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.074% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.52% fail on ABS (63% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.37% fail on Pedal
        • 0.37% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Restricted movement
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.0% fail on Emissions
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system (74% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on System (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Cap
      • 0.30% fail on Hose (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pipe
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 11% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Condition (57% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.89% fail on Size/type (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.74% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.1% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Steering system (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Track rod end (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.074% fail on Free play
        • 0.074% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.30% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.074% fail on Operation
      • 0.074% fail on Other components
    • 0.15% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.15% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (43% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts (36% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (55% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (54% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (41% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Body condition
    • 1.1% fail on Doors
      • 0.52% fail on Passengers front (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.22% fail on Drivers
    • 0.15% fail on Vehicle structure (87% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Chassis (87% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Seats
      • 0.074% fail on Passengers
      • 0.074% fail on Drivers
    • 0.074% fail on Speedometer
  • 2.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment

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