Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
82.2% pass rate
from 2,193 tests in 2017
(15% 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.

  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.091% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.046% fail on Size/type
  • 5.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (36% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.87% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp (54% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.046% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.64% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.64% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.36% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.55% fail on Position lamps (63% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Front lamps (53% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plate lamp (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Stop lamp (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.091% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.046% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 3.4% fail on Brakes
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.18% fail on Brake calipers (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.78% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.27% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.27% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.091% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.091% fail on Rear wheels (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.091% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.046% fail on Components
        • 0.046% fail on Hoses
      • 0.046% fail on Leaks
    • 0.091% fail on ABS
    • 0.046% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.046% fail on Pedal
        • 0.046% fail on Anti-slip
  • 2.6% fail on Suspension (28% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.27% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.18% fail on Rear
      • 0.046% fail on Front
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension arms (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.091% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.14% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.046% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.046% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 2.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Washers (62% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.046% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.46% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.32% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.14% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.46% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.091% fail on Attachment
  • 0.23% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.23% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers other (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Drivers
  • 0.091% fail on Steering
    • 0.091% fail on Steering system
      • 0.091% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.091% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.046% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.046% fail on Cap
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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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