Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
85.5% pass rate
from 10,344 tests in 2017
(15% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (31% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.077% fail on Size/type
    • 0.029% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (29% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (26% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Headlamps (36% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp (47% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.019% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.61% fail on Position lamps (38% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.019% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.019% fail on Rear lamps (90% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.37% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.32% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.039% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.0097% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plate lamp (91% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.048% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.019% fail on Horn
    • 0.0097% fail on Battery
    • 0.0097% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 2.6% fail on Brakes
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.14% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.0097% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.44% fail on Brake performance (40% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.077% fail on Parking brake performance (60% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Rear wheels (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.029% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.019% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.048% fail on Pedal
        • 0.039% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.0097% fail on Condition
    • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic systems (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Components
        • 0.0097% fail on Pipes
        • 0.0097% fail on Hoses
        • 0.0097% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.0097% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0097% fail on Restricted movement
  • 2.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (41% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (42% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Washers (57% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.058% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.6% fail on Suspension
    • 1.0% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Location
    • 0.26% fail on Wheel bearings (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Rear (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.029% fail on Front
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers (71% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Drive shafts (60% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Front drive shafts (64% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Constant velocity joints (63% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0097% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.039% fail on Anti-roll bars (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0097% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.0097% fail on Attachment
    • 0.029% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.029% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.019% fail on Suspension arms (92% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (92% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.39% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.29% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.15% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.15% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
  • 0.23% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.19% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers other (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers
    • 0.019% fail on Seats
      • 0.0097% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0097% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0097% fail on Body security
    • 0.0097% fail on Body condition
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.097% fail on Condition
    • 0.068% fail on Attachment
  • 0.068% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.029% fail on System
    • 0.019% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.0097% fail on Emissions
    • 0.0097% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.029% fail on Steering (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Steering system (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.0097% fail on Ball joint
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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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