Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
44.9% pass rate
from 2,992 tests in 2020
(13% 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.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamp aim (49% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Headlamp aim (47% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.13% fail on Dipswitch (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (81% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Side repeaters (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on All direction indicators (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp (51% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.97% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.97% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.033% fail on Switch
      • 0.033% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.033% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.97% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.80% fail on Battery(ies) (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Horn (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.74% fail on Outline marker lamps (107 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Outline marker lamp (109 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All outline marker lamps (99 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.27% fail on Switch
    • 0.067% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.033% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.033% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.033% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 21% fail on Brakes (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (36% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.033% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.067% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.033% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.033% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.97% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (43% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Rbt (sp) (46% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.033% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.033% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.033% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.64% fail on Brake performance not tested (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (76% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (52% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (52% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs (67% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.30% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.20% fail on Cable
        • 0.067% fail on Lever
        • 0.033% fail on Linkage
    • 1.4% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.80% fail on Lever
    • 0.70% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.53% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
    • 0.60% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.30% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.033% fail on Servos
      • 0.033% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.033% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.033% fail on Valves
    • 0.33% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Anti-lock braking system (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Electronic stability control (80% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.033% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
    • 0.033% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.033% fail on Other components
  • 20% fail on Suspension (12% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (78% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage ball joints (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Pins and bushes (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.4% fail on Springs (51% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Coil springs (52% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Coil spring (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Mounting
      • 0.033% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.0% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.033% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.53% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.067% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.067% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.50% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Suspension rods (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (85% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 10% fail on Steering (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Steering linkage components (56% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Track rod end (58% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Drag link end
    • 4.5% fail on Steering gear (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Operation
    • 0.30% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Other components
      • 0.033% fail on Operation
      • 0.033% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.10% fail on Steering play
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.033% fail on Steering column
  • 8.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.0% fail on Transmission
      • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.7% fail on Joints
        • 0.033% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.20% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.20% fail on Joints
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system (33% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.53% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.17% fail on Hose (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.10% fail on System
    • 0.64% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
      • 0.23% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
      • 0.17% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
    • 0.43% fail on Body
      • 0.33% fail on Other body component
      • 0.10% fail on Panel
    • 0.20% fail on Chassis
      • 0.20% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Undertray
    • 0.10% fail on Integral vehicle structure (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Towbar
      • 0.033% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.033% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.033% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.033% fail on Bracket
    • 0.033% fail on Load security
      • 0.033% fail on Loading door
  • 8.3% fail on Visibility
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Bonnet (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on View to rear
      • 0.47% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (16% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (17% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.90% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.033% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.87% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.64% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.067% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.033% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.47% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.33% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.067% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.033% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.033% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.13% fail on Noise suppression (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Sound deadening material (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Undertray
  • 5.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (63% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Airbags
      • 0.067% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.87% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.033% fail on Condition
  • 0.067% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.067% fail on Belt(s)/padding (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.033% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.033% fail on Speedometer

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