Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
44.5% pass rate
from 2,116 tests in 2020
(16% worse than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (31% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Position lamps (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Position lamp (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.8% fail on Headlamp aim (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Headlamp aim (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters (92% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.19% fail on Dipswitch (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp (36% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.99% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.90% fail on Battery(ies) (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.85% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.80% fail on Outline marker lamps (96 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Outline marker lamp (108 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.095% fail on Switch
  • 21% fail on Brakes (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance (99% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.095% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.99% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.99% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (99% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (61% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Brake pads (61% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.095% fail on Lever
        • 0.047% fail on Pivot
    • 1.4% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.66% fail on Hand lever (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
    • 0.85% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.85% fail on Lever
    • 0.76% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.047% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.047% fail on Valves
    • 0.33% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Anti-lock braking system (70% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 7.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (25% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (71% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Linkage
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.47% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.095% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 5.9% fail on Springs (49% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Coil springs (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Coil spring (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms (26% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes (94% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.61% fail on Wheel bearings (62% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.47% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.095% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.095% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.43% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (76% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.095% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.095% fail on Sub-frames (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.7% fail on Transmission (82% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Drive shafts (88% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Joints (90% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Joints
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.66% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe
      • 0.047% fail on Hose
    • 0.47% fail on Doors
      • 0.33% fail on Driver's door (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
        • 0.047% fail on Catch
      • 0.095% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.095% fail on Door condition
      • 0.047% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.047% fail on Door condition
    • 0.33% fail on Body
      • 0.24% fail on Panel
      • 0.095% fail on Other body component
    • 0.14% fail on Chassis
      • 0.14% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.095% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.095% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.047% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.047% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.047% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.047% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.047% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.047% fail on Undertray
  • 8.9% fail on Steering (82% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Steering linkage components (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Track rod end (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.047% fail on Other components
        • 0.047% fail on Steering linkage
    • 3.7% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.047% fail on Operation
    • 0.095% fail on Steering play
      • 0.095% fail on Steering rack
  • 8.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Prescribed areas (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Requirements
    • 0.24% fail on Airbags (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drivers airbag (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
  • 7.0% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on View to rear
      • 0.47% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.43% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (40% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (42% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Spark ignition (39% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (47% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.80% fail on Compression ignition (52% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.19% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.047% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.047% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.047% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.33% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.33% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.095% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.047% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.047% fail on Undertray
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment
    • 0.095% fail on Condition
  • 0.095% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.095% fail on Belt(s)/padding (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)

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