Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
48.5% pass rate
from 1,035 tests in 2020
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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (24% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamp aim (75% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim (66% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Position lamps (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Position lamp (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.58% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators (69% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type (69% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (92% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.58% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp (55% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.97% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.97% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.097% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.097% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.77% fail on Outline marker lamps (61 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Outline marker lamp (67 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.58% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.097% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.097% fail on Switch
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Anti-roll bar (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.39% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage
      • 0.097% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.87% fail on Pins and bushes (59% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.2% fail on Springs (55% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Coil springs (64% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Coil spring (67% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (75% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Macpherson strut (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.097% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.87% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.48% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.097% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.097% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.77% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.39% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 18% fail on Brakes (24% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (44% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.097% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.097% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.097% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.68% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (85% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (61% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (73% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (75% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.097% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.29% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.19% fail on Cable
        • 0.097% fail on Linkage
    • 1.7% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pedal (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.3% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Servos
      • 0.097% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.48% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.48% fail on Lever
    • 0.29% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Anti-lock braking system (80% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.1% fail on Transmission
      • 4.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.1% fail on Joints
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pipe
      • 0.29% fail on Hose (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on System
    • 0.97% fail on Doors
      • 0.48% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.48% fail on Door condition
      • 0.29% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition
      • 0.19% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
    • 0.87% fail on Body
      • 0.58% fail on Panel
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component
      • 0.097% fail on Body condition
      • 0.097% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.29% fail on Integral vehicle structure (77% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (76% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Chassis (74% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Chassis condition (74% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.097% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.097% fail on Towbar
      • 0.097% fail on Towbar condition
    • 0.097% fail on Seats
      • 0.097% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 8.6% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Steering linkage components (92% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.097% fail on Other components
        • 0.097% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.097% fail on Locking devices
    • 4.0% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Operation
    • 0.097% fail on Steering column
  • 8.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 3.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.87% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.48% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.19% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.097% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.097% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.097% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.097% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.48% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.097% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.097% fail on Other leaks
  • 7.9% fail on Visibility
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.97% fail on Bonnet (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on View to rear
      • 0.58% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.097% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.097% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (74% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.39% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.58% fail on Prescribed areas (75% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Requirements
      • 0.097% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.19% fail on Airbags
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.097% fail on Condition

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