Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
81.5% pass rate
from 16,353 tests in 2020
(20% 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.

  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (29% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (29% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition (36% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Size/type
    • 0.043% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 4.3% fail on Suspension (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Springs (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Coil springs (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Coil spring (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Mounting
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension arms (72% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Ball joint (75% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pins and bushes (78% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.086% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.031% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0061% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.073% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.018% fail on Shock absorbers (94% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.0061% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0061% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0061% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.0061% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.0061% fail on Suspension unit
  • 3.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (19% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.40% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp (53% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.39% fail on Position lamps (49% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Position lamp (54% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.31% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.098% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.0061% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.23% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (76% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (83% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.024% fail on Electrical equipment (77% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.018% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.012% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0061% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.0061% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 2.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (14 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (200% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.024% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.012% fail on Catalyst emissions (89% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.0061% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0061% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0061% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0061% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.5% fail on Brakes
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.031% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs and drums (58% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Brake discs (57% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Brake performance (34% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0061% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0061% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.067% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (63% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.043% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.031% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.018% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Rbt (74% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.098% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.079% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.018% fail on Pedal
    • 0.098% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.098% fail on Lever
    • 0.024% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0061% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.018% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.012% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0061% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.012% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.0061% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.2% fail on Visibility (44% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (46% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Washers (48% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.079% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.073% fail on View to rear
      • 0.067% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.0061% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.055% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.055% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.45% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.23% fail on Transmission
      • 0.23% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.22% fail on Joints
        • 0.012% fail on Drive shaft (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other passenger's door (7 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition (8 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0061% fail on Door condition
    • 0.049% fail on Exhaust system (68% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.0061% fail on Pipe
      • 0.0061% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0061% fail on System
    • 0.012% fail on Body
      • 0.012% fail on Other body component
    • 0.012% fail on Undertray
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.061% fail on Condition
  • 0.22% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.17% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (41% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.067% fail on Seat belts (59% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.0061% fail on Airbags
      • 0.0061% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.067% fail on Steering (62% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.037% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.031% fail on Steering linkage components (78% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.0061% fail on Steering arm
  • 0.012% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.012% 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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