Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
86.6% pass rate
from 14,780 tests in 2017
(6.9% better 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.

  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (17% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (21% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (22% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.088% fail on Size/type
  • 3.4% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (33% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.47% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.041% fail on Rear lamps (67% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.47% fail on Headlamps (33% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp (44% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (100% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (98% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.0068% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.0068% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0068% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.26% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.26% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.027% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.0068% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.10% fail on Registration plate lamp (87% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.020% fail on Horn
    • 0.014% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.0068% fail on Battery
    • 0.0068% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0068% fail on Switch
  • 2.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (23% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (15% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Washers (53% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.068% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.9% fail on Brakes
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.041% fail on Brake discs (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0068% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.26% fail on Brake performance (49% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.074% fail on Rear wheels (66% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.034% fail on Parking brake performance (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0068% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.061% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.041% fail on Components
        • 0.027% fail on Hoses
        • 0.014% fail on Pipes
      • 0.020% fail on Leaks
    • 0.027% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.027% fail on Pedal
        • 0.020% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.0068% fail on Condition
    • 0.0068% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.0068% fail on ABS
  • 1.3% fail on Suspension (44% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Drive shafts (72% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Front drive shafts (76% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Constant velocity joints (76% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.0068% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0068% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.034% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.027% fail on Front
      • 0.0068% fail on Rear
    • 0.020% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0068% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.0068% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0068% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.0068% fail on Condition
    • 0.0068% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.0068% fail on Condition
  • 0.43% fail on Registration plates and VIN (41% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate (41% worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.23% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.12% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.12% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.0068% fail on Attachment
  • 0.20% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.054% fail on Body condition
    • 0.014% fail on Seats
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0068% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0068% fail on Chassis
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.068% fail on Condition
    • 0.061% fail on Attachment
  • 0.074% fail on Steering
    • 0.074% fail on Steering system
      • 0.020% fail on Free play (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.014% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.0068% fail on Other components
        • 0.0068% fail on Steering pivot point
  • 0.061% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (77% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.027% fail on System
      • 0.014% fail on Pipe
    • 0.020% fail on Emissions not tested
Read the Honest John Review

  • Volvo V40 (2012 on)
    Very comfortable and refined with excellent ride. Smooth and economical engines. Relaxing to drive.

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