Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
72.1% pass rate
from 2,490 tests in 2020
(2.2% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.3% fail on Suspension (6.7% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Springs (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Coil springs (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Coil spring (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (44% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Pins and bushes (37% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Ball joint (48% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Ball joint dust cover (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.92% fail on Anti-roll bars (24% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (17% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Linkage ball joints (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Ball joint dust cover (46% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.60% fail on Shock absorbers (27% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Wheel bearings (55% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Other suspension component (40% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (20 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.040% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.040% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 7.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (20% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Side repeaters (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (24% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (44% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.24% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (53% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Switch
    • 0.080% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (94% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.040% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.040% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.040% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.040% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.040% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.040% fail on Horn
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres (23% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (48% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (0.62% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Size/type (29% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 6.6% fail on Brakes (13% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (3.4% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (8.0% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads (8.7% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake discs and drums (45% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Brake discs (45% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.040% fail on Cable
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (22% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Service brake performance (28% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt (26% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance (24% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (20% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt (sp) (16% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Parking brake performance (25% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (20% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.44% fail on Parking brake performance (36% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.040% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.12% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (67% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.080% fail on Service brake imbalance (68% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.040% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.080% fail on Brake performance not tested (3.6% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability control (44% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.68% fail on Parking brake control (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Pedal (8.9% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses (75% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.040% fail on Operation
    • 0.040% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.040% fail on Reservoirs
  • 2.9% fail on Visibility (30% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (5.9% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Washers (66% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass (78% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen (82% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Driver's view (18% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on View to rear (8.0% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Mirrors (5.9% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (1.6% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Doors (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Other passenger's door (27 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Door condition (28 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.040% fail on Door condition
    • 0.68% fail on Transmission (23% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Drive shafts (20% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Joints (38% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Drive shaft (19 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Exhaust system (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Body
      • 0.040% fail on Other body component
    • 0.040% fail on Undertray
  • 1.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (3.4% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (7.7% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (9.2% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Emissions not tested (45% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Spark ignition (88% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.040% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.64% fail on Road Wheels (96% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment (66% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.56% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (0.87% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts (17% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition (28% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (9.4% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.16% fail on Identification of the vehicle (48% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Registration plates (48% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.16% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.040% fail on Steering play
      • 0.040% fail on Steering rack
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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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