Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
44.9% pass rate
from 3,780 tests in 2017
(14% worse than other 2003 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 2003 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 2003 cars)
    • 16% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Front lamps (70% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Rear lamps (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps
    • 9.4% fail on Headlamp aim (23% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.026% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.21% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.026% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.6% fail on Direction indicators (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Flashing type (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Individual lamps (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on All direction indicators (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Battery (49% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (34% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Fog lamp (36% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Switch
    • 0.37% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.34% fail on Switch (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Lamp
    • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.079% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.079% fail on Horn (88% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.026% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 24% fail on Brakes (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 12% fail on Hydraulic systems (93% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 11% fail on Components (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.2% fail on Pipes (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.026% fail on Servos
      • 0.79% fail on Leaks (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Operation
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (39% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Parking brake performance (63% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Rear wheels (52% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.53% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.45% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.42% fail on Brake performance not tested (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.5% fail on Hub components (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Brake pads (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.42% fail on Brake calipers (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake back plates (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Parking brake (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.32% fail on ABS (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.079% fail on Lever
      • 0.079% fail on Cable
      • 0.026% fail on Pivot
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
        • 0.053% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.026% fail on Locking devices
  • 23% fail on Suspension (9.5% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (56% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage condition (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Presence
    • 6.3% fail on Coil springs (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Condition (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Location
    • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.7% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.7% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.11% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms (25% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (22% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Attachment
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Macpherson strut (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Wheel bearings (68% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Front
      • 0.16% fail on Rear (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.053% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Component mounting (90% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.079% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.053% fail on Trailing arms (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.026% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.026% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
  • 10% fail on Tyres
    • 5.7% fail on Condition (49% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.53% fail on Size/type
    • 0.053% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.6% fail on Steering (88% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Steering system (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Track rod end (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.079% fail on Free play
        • 0.079% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.079% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.079% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
      • 0.053% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.079% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (75% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Drivers airbag (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Passengers airbag (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Prescribed areas (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Requirements
  • 5.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Emissions (23% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Cap (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on System (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
    • 0.56% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Doors
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.42% fail on Body condition (49% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Body security
    • 0.026% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.026% fail on Chassis
    • 0.026% fail on Seats
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.053% fail on Condition
  • 0.053% fail on Towbars
    • 0.026% fail on Towbar
    • 0.026% fail on Vehicle structure

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