Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
48.2% pass rate
from 1,804 tests in 2020
(7.0% 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.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamp aim (59% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Headlamp aim (61% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 6.8% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Position lamp (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators (67% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type (67% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (92% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp (39% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.61% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.33% fail on Horn
      • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.055% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.67% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (54% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Outline marker lamps (54 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Outline marker lamp (61 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.055% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.055% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 8.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage
      • 0.72% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.055% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 5.5% fail on Springs (79% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Coil springs (85% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Coil spring (86% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Mounting
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (40% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pins and bushes (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers (77% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Macpherson strut (160% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.72% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (82% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.055% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings (85% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.055% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.055% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.055% fail on Sub-frame
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.78% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.11% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.055% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.055% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.33% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.055% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake imbalance (49% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Brake performance not tested (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (51% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.055% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.39% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.33% fail on Cable
        • 0.055% fail on Lever
        • 0.055% fail on Linkage
    • 1.5% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.50% fail on Pedal
      • 0.44% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.55% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.55% fail on Lever
    • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.28% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.055% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.28% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.055% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.17% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-lock braking system (89% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.055% fail on Servos
    • 0.055% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.055% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.055% fail on Other braking system component
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.6% fail on Transmission
      • 4.4% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.3% fail on Joints
        • 0.055% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.055% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.17% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.17% fail on Joints
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Hose (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on System
    • 0.83% fail on Body (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Other body component
    • 0.83% fail on Doors
      • 0.39% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.39% fail on Door condition
      • 0.22% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
      • 0.22% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.22% fail on Door condition
    • 0.39% fail on Integral vehicle structure (63% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (62% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Chassis
      • 0.33% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.33% fail on Undertray (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.055% fail on Towbar
      • 0.055% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.055% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.055% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 7.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 3.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.055% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.33% fail on Compression ignition (65% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.055% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.055% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.055% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.055% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.67% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.61% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.055% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.055% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.055% fail on Undertray
  • 7.3% fail on Visibility
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (53% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Size/type
  • 6.6% fail on Steering (56% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Steering linkage components (49% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Track rod end (63% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.055% fail on Drag link end
    • 2.5% fail on Steering gear (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Operation
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.055% fail on Other components
  • 4.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (47% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Condition
      • 0.33% fail on Prescribed areas (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment
  • 0.17% fail on Seat belt installation check (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Belt(s)/padding (14 times worse than other 2001 cars)

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