Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
43.5% pass rate
from 3,402 tests in 2017
(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.

  • 33% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (23% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 13% fail on Position lamps (80% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Front lamps (34% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 10% fail on Headlamp aim (37% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Headlamp (25% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.18% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Dipswitch (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.059% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 5.6% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Individual lamps (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (95% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp (48% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Battery (57% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Hazard warning (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Lamp
    • 0.88% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Fog lamp (41% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.29% fail on Horn (56% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 26% fail on Suspension (19% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 13% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage condition (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Presence
    • 6.2% fail on Coil springs (50% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Condition (46% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Location (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
    • 2.8% fail on Drive shafts (35% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Front drive shafts (35% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (34% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.059% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.9% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.6% fail on Macpherson strut (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tie bars/rods (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Attachment (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Rear (72% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Front (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Component mounting (81% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.35% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment
    • 0.29% fail on Radius arms (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.059% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
    • 0.059% fail on General condition
    • 0.029% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
  • 23% fail on Brakes (38% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 12% fail on Hydraulic systems (95% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 12% fail on Components (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Pipes (84% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.68% fail on Leaks (90% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.059% fail on Operation
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (26% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Parking brake performance (44% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Rear wheels (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.94% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.82% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.47% fail on Brake performance not tested (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.7% fail on Hub components (74% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Brake pads (77% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.53% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.029% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.12% fail on Lever (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Cable
    • 0.12% fail on ABS (89% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.029% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.029% fail on Components
        • 0.029% fail on Hoses
  • 9.9% fail on Tyres
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.4% fail on Steering (89% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Steering system (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Track rod end (71% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.088% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.029% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering (60% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
      • 0.059% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.029% fail on Rams
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.059% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Bonnet (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.44% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (20% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Emissions
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system (42% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Cap (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tank
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
      • 0.088% fail on Hose
    • 0.62% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (47% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.35% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Requirements
      • 0.029% fail on Attachment
  • 1.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN (60% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate (60% worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (43% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Doors
      • 0.32% fail on Drivers
      • 0.32% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.65% fail on Body condition (46% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Vehicle structure (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Chassis (84% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Seats
      • 0.029% fail on Passengers
    • 0.029% fail on Load security
      • 0.029% fail on Access panel
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment
    • 0.029% fail on Condition

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