Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
46.4% pass rate
from 2,636 tests in 2017
(8.1% worse than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 32% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (24% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 13% fail on Position lamps (91% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Front lamps (37% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.5% fail on Direction indicators (88% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Flashing type (88% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (62% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.038% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.038% fail on Switch
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.076% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.038% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.076% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.038% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.038% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.038% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.038% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (55% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Battery (77% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.34% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.30% fail on Switch
      • 0.076% fail on Lamp
      • 0.076% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.076% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.076% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.076% fail on Horn (88% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 24% fail on Suspension (9.4% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (91% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 6.5% fail on Coil springs (75% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Condition (77% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Location
    • 4.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 4.0% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 4.0% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.11% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.5% fail on Macpherson strut (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tie bars/rods (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Wheel bearings (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Front (66% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Rear (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Component mounting (89% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on General condition
    • 0.076% fail on Trailing arms (79% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.038% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.038% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.038% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.038% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
  • 22% fail on Brakes (27% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 12% fail on Hydraulic systems (83% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 11% fail on Components (79% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Pipes (58% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.3% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.99% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.76% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Hub components (89% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Brake pads (89% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs (61% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake calipers (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake back plates (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.38% fail on Pedal
        • 0.30% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.38% fail on ABS (73% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.076% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.038% fail on Lever
      • 0.038% fail on Cable
    • 0.038% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.038% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.076% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (62% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.19% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.038% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 7.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.6% fail on Emissions (32% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system (92% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on System (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Cap (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pipe
      • 0.076% fail on Tank
      • 0.076% fail on Hose
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.9% fail on Steering (24% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Steering system (38% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end (41% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack (83% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.15% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.076% fail on Power steering (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.038% fail on Steering control
      • 0.038% fail on Steering lock
  • 4.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (87% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (80% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Drivers airbag (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts (47% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (98% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Requirements
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
  • 2.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (36% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Body condition (46% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.27% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
    • 0.23% fail on Vehicle structure (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Chassis (70% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Load security
      • 0.11% fail on Access panel (11 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.076% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.076% fail on Seats
      • 0.076% fail on Passengers
    • 0.038% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment
  • 0.076% fail on Towbars
    • 0.076% fail on Towbar (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)

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