Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
44.8% pass rate
from 2,450 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (23% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Position lamp (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamp aim (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim (34% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.082% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.9% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on All direction indicators (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (53% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.82% fail on Battery(ies) (99% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Horn
      • 0.041% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.82% fail on Outline marker lamps (93 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Outline marker lamp (98 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.69% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (49% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp (48% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Hazard warning (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Switch (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.041% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.041% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 25% fail on Suspension (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 14% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.24% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint (32% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (39% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.2% fail on Springs (83% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Coil springs (87% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Coil spring (87% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Suspension rods (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Pins and bushes (14 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.082% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.082% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.69% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.65% fail on Wheel bearings (59% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.041% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 20% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (20% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (32% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.86% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (43% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (42% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (44% worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.041% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.082% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.041% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (43% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (42% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.82% fail on Brake performance not tested (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (80% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (51% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (72% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Brake pads (74% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.24% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.082% fail on Cable
        • 0.041% fail on Lever
        • 0.041% fail on Linkage
        • 0.041% fail on Pivot
        • 0.041% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.3% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Hydraulic systems (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.041% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.73% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.73% fail on Lever
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.41% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.41% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Anti-lock braking system (73% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.041% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.041% fail on Other braking system component
  • 9.8% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Steering linkage components (70% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Track rod end (83% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.041% fail on Drag link end
    • 4.4% fail on Steering gear (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Operation
    • 0.20% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
      • 0.082% fail on Operation
    • 0.082% fail on Steering play
      • 0.082% fail on Steering rack
  • 9.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.9% fail on Transmission (28% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts (27% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Joints (26% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Joints
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system (41% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Doors (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Catch (17 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Front passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.45% fail on Door condition
        • 0.041% fail on Catch
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Hose (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on System
    • 0.49% fail on Body
      • 0.29% fail on Other body component
      • 0.12% fail on Panel
      • 0.082% fail on Body condition
    • 0.41% fail on Chassis
      • 0.41% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.37% fail on Integral vehicle structure (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (60% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.041% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.082% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.041% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.12% fail on Undertray
    • 0.082% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.082% fail on Towbar
      • 0.041% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.041% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.041% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.041% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (53% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Bonnet (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Driver's view (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.082% fail on View to rear
      • 0.082% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 6.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (22% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (25% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Spark ignition (23% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (30% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.041% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.65% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.37% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.041% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.041% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.041% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.82% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.65% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.082% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.041% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.041% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Prescribed areas (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Requirements
    • 1.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.041% fail on Airbags
      • 0.041% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle (60% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates (60% worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Condition

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