Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
76.2% pass rate
from 15,599 tests in 2020
(34% worse than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.3% fail on Suspension (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Springs (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Coil springs (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 9.0% fail on Coil spring (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Mounting
      • 0.0064% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0064% fail on Spring saddle
    • 0.17% fail on Suspension arms (71% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Pins and bushes (76% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5.9% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Suspension arm (120% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bars (23% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (12% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage ball joints (49% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint dust cover (58% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage (31% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.045% fail on Wheel bearings (56% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Shock absorbers (88% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Other suspension component (36% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint (23% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.013% fail on Axles (33% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (26% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0064% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0064% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (34% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (40% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (32% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Size/type (2.3% worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Brakes (6.4% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (0.20% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (11% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads (11% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Brake linings (7.1% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake discs and drums (57% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Brake discs (57% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (68% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Cable (61% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Lever (42% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.60% fail on Brake performance (28% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance (13% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt (12% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance (4.0% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.058% fail on Service brake imbalance (43% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0064% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (56% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp) (56% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.058% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (37% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Rbt (sp) (33% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.045% fail on Service brake performance (21% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake imbalance (77% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Brake performance not tested (5.0% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance (70% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Rbt (69% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake performance (71% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (13% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (25% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever (89% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pedal (71% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (21% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Anti-lock braking system (13% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Electronic stability control (35% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Parking brake control (47% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Lever (41% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Hydraulic systems (68% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Brake fluid (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Valves
    • 0.032% fail on Flexible brake hoses (15% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (30% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (59% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0064% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 3.0% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (29% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (11% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (11% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (5.2% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Headlamps (29% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp (39% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp levelling device (8.2% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Dipswitch (5 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Direction indicators (0.038% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Flashing type (0.050% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters (17% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Individual direction indicators (59% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.22% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2.4% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp (2.8% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp (5.7% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (90% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Position lamps (52% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Position lamp (44% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.013% fail on Rear reflectors (59% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0064% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0064% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.0064% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0064% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.0064% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.0064% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 2.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (190% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Compression ignition (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (13 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (48% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (11 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Emissions not tested (95% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
      • 0.28% fail on Spark ignition (40% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (15% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Catalyst emissions (88% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.019% fail on Noise suppression (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Fluid leaks (41% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Engine oil leaks (49% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 2.0% fail on Visibility (52% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (57% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Washers (48% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Driver's view (8.5% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Condition of glass (2.1% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Windscreen (3.5% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on View to rear (28% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Mirrors (31% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0064% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (60% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Doors (12 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Other passenger's door (24 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Door condition (25 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Catch
      • 0.026% fail on Front passenger's door (88% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Door condition (97% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Transmission (65% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Drive shafts (66% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Joints (65% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0064% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.026% fail on Prop shafts (49% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Joints (180% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Body (21% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Other body component (26% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Panel
    • 0.026% fail on Undertray (130% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Fuel system (77% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0064% fail on System
    • 0.0064% fail on Bumpers
  • 0.21% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (33% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (1.8% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Seat belts (59% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.0064% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0064% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels (12% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Attachment (29% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Condition (35% worse than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Identification of the vehicle (46% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plates (45% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.064% fail on Steering (75% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Steering linkage components (78% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Locking devices (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0064% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0064% fail on Other components
        • 0.0064% fail on Steering component
    • 0.013% fail on Steering play (160% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0064% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0064% fail on Operation
  • 0.0064% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0064% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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    Comfortable and enjoyable to drive, a good (if rather confusing) range of engines, fabulous record on safety.

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