Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
77.0% pass rate
from 12,051 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (14% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (36% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.100% fail on Size/type
  • 5.5% fail on Suspension (28% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Springs (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Coil springs (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Coil spring (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0083% fail on Leaf spring
    • 0.37% fail on Suspension arms (72% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes (62% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.33% fail on Wheel bearings (96% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Shock absorbers (67% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0083% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.033% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.017% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0083% fail on Axles
      • 0.0083% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 5.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (29% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (39% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (45% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (42% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Headlamp (48% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.0083% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.71% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.71% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.42% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.28% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.017% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.60% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.58% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.0083% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0083% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0083% fail on Switch
    • 0.083% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (92% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Electrical equipment (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Horn (71% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.017% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.025% fail on Outline marker lamps (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Outline marker lamp (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Reversing lamps (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Reversing lamps (87% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0083% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.0083% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0083% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0083% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.0083% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs and drums (55% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Brake discs (55% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0083% fail on Lever
        • 0.0083% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.82% fail on Brake performance (37% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.100% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.100% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.033% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.0083% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.0083% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.050% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Rbt (75% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.0083% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.19% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.025% fail on Pedal
    • 0.091% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.050% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.025% fail on Valves (17 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.083% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.083% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.075% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic stability control (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0083% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0083% fail on Operation
    • 0.0083% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.0083% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.6% fail on Visibility (38% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (29% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Washers (64% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.100% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.100% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.100% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.066% fail on View to rear
      • 0.066% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.017% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (62% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.066% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.083% fail on Spark ignition (86% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0083% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0083% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.65% fail on Body, chassis, structure (48% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Other passenger's door (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Door condition (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Transmission (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts (60% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Joints (62% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.0083% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.017% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.017% fail on Joints
      • 0.0083% fail on Belts
    • 0.041% fail on Undertray
    • 0.033% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.017% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0083% fail on Hose
      • 0.0083% fail on System
    • 0.033% fail on Body
      • 0.033% fail on Other body component
    • 0.0083% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.0083% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.0083% fail on Seats
      • 0.0083% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.41% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.28% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.0083% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0083% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0083% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.16% fail on Steering (75% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering linkage components (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.041% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0083% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.033% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.033% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0083% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0083% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0083% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.0083% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0083% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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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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