Volvo V40 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
83.7% pass rate
from 15,359 tests in 2020
(11% 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.

  • 5.6% fail on Suspension (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Springs (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Coil springs (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Coil spring (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.0065% fail on Spring saddle
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension arms (53% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Ball joint (50% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes (64% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint dust cover (12% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Shock absorbers (78% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Wheel bearings (36% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Anti-roll bars (73% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint (12% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0065% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.0065% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.013% fail on Macpherson strut (0.48% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Other suspension component (12% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0065% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres (26% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition (42% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (15% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Size/type (61% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Brakes (8.5% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (6.4% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (3.1% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (3.4% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Brake linings (13% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake discs and drums (58% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Brake discs (58% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Brake performance (15% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance (26% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt (29% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance (45% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.046% fail on Service brake imbalance (36% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance (46% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.0065% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.013% fail on Brake performance not tested (66% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Rbt (81% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake performance (77% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Parking brake control (3.0% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Lever (14% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (40% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Hand lever (12% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Pedal
    • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic systems (59% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Brake fluid (58% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0065% fail on Valves
    • 0.020% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (15% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (37% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (77% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Electronic stability control (64% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0065% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.0065% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (35% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (7.9% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (7.1% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (36% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamps (51% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp (76% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp levelling device (40% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Direction indicators (24% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Flashing type (24% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters (22% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Individual direction indicators (37% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.098% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (35% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Rear fog lamp (35% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.098% fail on Rear fog lamp (33% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (85% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Reversing lamps (49% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Reversing lamps (48% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Rear reflectors (22% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Position lamps (40% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.0065% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.013% fail on Electrical equipment (83% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.0065% fail on Horn
  • 1.6% fail on Visibility (58% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (61% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Washers (53% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Driver's view (1.2% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Condition of glass (13% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Windscreen (12% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on View to rear (51% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Mirrors (66% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 0.39% fail on Body, chassis, structure (7.4% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Transmission (68% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drive shafts (88% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Joints (90% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other passenger's door (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Catch (20 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on Hinge
      • 0.0065% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.0065% fail on Door condition
    • 0.026% fail on Fuel system (22% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (3.8% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Bumpers (35% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Body (54% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Other body component (45% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Seats (28% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Driver's seat (21% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0065% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0065% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.36% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (39% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Exhaust emissions (42% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Compression ignition (19% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (5.1% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (76% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Emissions not tested (14% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0065% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.14% fail on Spark ignition (58% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (41% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Catalyst emissions (88% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Fluid leaks (14% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Engine oil leaks (54% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0065% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.0065% fail on Undertray
  • 0.14% fail on Identification of the vehicle (25% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Registration plates (28% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0065% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels (24% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Attachment (39% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Condition (11% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.10% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Seat belts (42% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (80% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.065% fail on Steering (64% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Steering linkage components (66% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Track rod end (74% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Steering arm (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.020% fail on Steering gear (11% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Operation (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0065% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.0065% fail on Steering play
      • 0.0065% fail on Steering rack
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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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