Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
43.7% pass rate
from 1,645 tests in 2017
(14% worse than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 34% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (37% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 14% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Rear lamps (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Front lamps (51% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.061% fail on Switch
    • 13% fail on Headlamp aim (86% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamps (50% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Headlamp (47% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Switch (10 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Dipswitch (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.061% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.061% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.061% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 4.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Direction indicators (68% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Flashing type (68% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (51% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.24% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.061% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Battery
    • 0.36% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.30% fail on Switch
      • 0.061% fail on Lamp
      • 0.061% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.30% fail on Horn
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.061% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.061% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 25% fail on Suspension (15% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition
    • 5.5% fail on Coil springs (77% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Condition (78% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Location
    • 5.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment
    • 4.7% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.6% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 4.6% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.061% fail on Couplings
      • 0.12% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.6% fail on Front suspension joints (68% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Macpherson strut (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Prescribed areas (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Component mounting (74% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.49% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment
    • 0.55% fail on Shock absorbers (67% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings (75% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Rear (70% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front (76% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.061% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 22% fail on Brakes (26% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 10% fail on Hydraulic systems (56% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Components (52% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Pipes (40% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Hoses (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.0% fail on Leaks (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.30% fail on Operation
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.7% fail on Parking brake performance (34% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.97% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.49% fail on Brake performance not tested (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance (74% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Hub components (82% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Brake pads (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.24% fail on Brake back plates (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.3% fail on Parking brake (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.43% fail on Pedal
        • 0.36% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.36% fail on ABS (74% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.18% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.12% fail on Cable
      • 0.061% fail on Lever
    • 0.061% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.061% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.061% fail on Warning
  • 9.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.79% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.73% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.061% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 9.5% fail on Tyres
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.2% fail on Steering (75% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Steering system (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end (67% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.061% fail on Free play
        • 0.061% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 7.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (35% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Emissions (38% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system (40% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.55% fail on System
      • 0.36% fail on Cap
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
      • 0.061% fail on Tank
      • 0.061% fail on Hose
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 2.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.061% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts (57% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas (89% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Requirements
  • 1.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (56% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Body condition (62% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Doors
      • 0.43% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.061% fail on Drivers
    • 0.36% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.36% fail on Chassis
    • 0.061% fail on Seats
      • 0.061% fail on Passengers
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment
    • 0.061% fail on Condition
  • 0.061% fail on Towbars
    • 0.061% fail on Towbar

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