Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
75.1% pass rate
from 2,551 tests in 2020
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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (23% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (38% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (44% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators (84% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type (84% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.078% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (49% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Headlamp (52% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.039% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.27% fail on Position lamps (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Position lamp (75% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.039% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.039% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.039% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.039% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.039% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.4% fail on Suspension
    • 4.3% fail on Springs (51% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Coil springs (51% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Coil spring (52% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Wheel bearings (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Suspension arms (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes (68% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.039% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.16% fail on Shock absorbers (78% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Anti-roll bars (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.039% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.039% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 4.4% fail on Brakes
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.039% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs and drums (65% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Brake discs (65% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.039% fail on Cable
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (41% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Rbt (54% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.39% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt
          • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.078% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.078% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.078% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.39% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.39% fail on Lever
    • 0.35% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.24% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.039% fail on Pedal
    • 0.16% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.039% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.078% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.039% fail on Reservoirs
  • 3.1% fail on Visibility (26% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.71% fail on Washers (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.16% fail on View to rear
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.078% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.039% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.039% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.039% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.16% fail on Spark ignition (80% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (76% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.078% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.078% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (38% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Doors (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Other passenger's door (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Door condition (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.039% fail on Door condition
    • 0.27% fail on Transmission (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts (65% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Joints (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.039% fail on Joints
    • 0.12% fail on Undertray
    • 0.039% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.039% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.039% fail on Pipe
    • 0.039% fail on Load security
      • 0.039% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.039% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 0.39% fail on Steering (58% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Steering linkage components (61% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Track rod end (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.078% fail on Locking devices (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.078% fail on Steering play
      • 0.078% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.35% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.24% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.27% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.27% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.039% fail on Condition
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  • Volvo V40 (2012 - 2019)
    Comfortable and enjoyable to drive, a good (if rather confusing) range of engines, fabulous record on safety.

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