Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
86.1% pass rate
from 16,118 tests in 2020
(9.7% worse than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V40 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.0% fail on Tyres (43% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (56% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (36% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.031% fail on Size/type
  • 2.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (30% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.31% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Headlamp (80% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.19% fail on Direction indicators (38% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Flashing type (38% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.031% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.14% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.099% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.099% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.099% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.068% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (75% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.025% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.0062% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0062% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.0062% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 2.3% fail on Visibility (19% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.37% fail on Washers (57% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on View to rear
      • 0.074% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.062% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.062% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.0062% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.1% fail on Suspension (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Springs (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Mounting (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0062% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.0062% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.043% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.025% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.0062% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.031% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.0062% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0062% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.0062% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 1.9% fail on Brakes
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (19% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (18% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.099% fail on Brake discs and drums (58% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.099% fail on Brake discs (57% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0062% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0062% fail on Lever
    • 0.17% fail on Brake performance (59% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Rbt (59% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.062% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.050% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (58% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.050% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.019% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.012% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.012% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.0062% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0062% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.0062% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.0062% fail on Rbt
          • 0.0062% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.074% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.043% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.031% fail on Pedal
    • 0.062% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.062% fail on Lever
    • 0.025% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.012% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.0062% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0062% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.019% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.0062% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.019% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.012% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.0062% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.012% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 0.57% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (47% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Exhaust emissions (46% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Compression ignition (87% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.025% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.037% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.031% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.0062% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.0062% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0062% fail on Undertray
  • 0.25% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.12% fail on Transmission
      • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
      • 0.0062% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0062% fail on Joints
    • 0.037% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.031% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.0062% fail on Tank
    • 0.037% fail on Body
      • 0.031% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0062% fail on Panel
    • 0.025% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.019% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.012% fail on Doors
      • 0.0062% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.0062% fail on Door condition
      • 0.0062% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0062% fail on Door condition
    • 0.012% fail on Undertray
  • 0.20% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.068% fail on Condition
    • 0.050% fail on Attachment
  • 0.11% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (58% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Seat belts (58% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.037% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.043% fail on Steering (66% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Steering linkage components (72% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0062% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0062% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.0062% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.0062% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0062% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.0062% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0062% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.037% fail on Seat belt installation check (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Belt(s)/padding (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
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