Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
77.0% pass rate
from 16,942 tests in 2020
(20% worse than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.4% fail on Suspension (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Springs (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Coil springs (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Coil spring (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (62% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension arms (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.041% fail on Pins and bushes (87% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bars (42% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.030% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.030% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0059% fail on Linkage
    • 0.12% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.012% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0059% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.0059% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.0059% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.0059% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0059% fail on Suspension rod
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (25% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (41% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Size/type
    • 0.012% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Compression ignition (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (13 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.059% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.077% fail on Spark ignition (82% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0059% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.0059% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.024% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.024% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.018% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.053% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.78% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.018% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.012% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.57% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.54% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.030% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.41% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.41% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.071% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.0059% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (93% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Electrical equipment (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Horn (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0059% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.018% fail on Reversing lamps (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Reversing lamps (78% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.0059% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.0059% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.0059% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0059% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0059% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.0059% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 3.4% fail on Brakes
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs and drums (50% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Brake discs (50% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.018% fail on Cable
        • 0.0059% fail on Lever
        • 0.0059% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.68% fail on Brake performance (25% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.53% fail on Rbt
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.094% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.018% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0059% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.065% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.059% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.047% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.012% fail on Parking brake performance (91% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Rbt (90% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.0059% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.0059% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.15% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.15% fail on Lever
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.083% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.041% fail on Pedal
    • 0.053% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.053% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.053% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.030% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0059% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.012% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.0059% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0059% fail on Servos
    • 0.0059% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.1% fail on Visibility (49% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers (50% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Washers (57% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on View to rear
      • 0.071% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0059% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.053% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.047% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.047% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.012% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.48% fail on Body, chassis, structure (48% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Other passenger's door (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0059% fail on Door condition
    • 0.13% fail on Transmission (67% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts (67% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Joints (69% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0059% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.0059% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0059% fail on Joints
    • 0.065% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.030% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Hose
      • 0.0059% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0059% fail on System
    • 0.024% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Body
      • 0.0059% fail on Panel
      • 0.0059% fail on Other body component
    • 0.0059% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.0059% fail on Seats
      • 0.0059% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 0.31% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.20% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.094% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.089% fail on Condition
      • 0.0059% fail on Attachment
    • 0.012% fail on Airbags
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
  • 0.18% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.18% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.10% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Steering linkage components (75% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Track rod end (75% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0059% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.035% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.035% fail on Seat belt installation check (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Belt(s)/padding (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
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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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