Volvo V50 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
54.4% pass rate
from 5,079 tests in 2017
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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V50 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Suspension arms (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
    • 5.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.7% fail on Condition
      • 0.059% fail on Location
    • 4.1% fail on Wheel bearings (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Shock absorbers (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.3% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.039% fail on Couplings
      • 0.059% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.059% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.098% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.098% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.039% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.039% fail on Condition
    • 0.039% fail on Trailing arms (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.039% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.039% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.020% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (9.7% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Direction indicators (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual lamps (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (93% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.020% fail on Tell tales
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.18% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.098% fail on Headlamp levelling device (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
      • 0.020% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps (36% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.020% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.51% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Fog lamp (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 0.12% fail on Battery (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Horn (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.039% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.020% fail on Lamp
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 0.020% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 12% fail on Tyres (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Condition (87% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
    • 0.098% fail on Valve stem
  • 12% fail on Brakes (13% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.8% fail on Parking brake performance (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.059% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.020% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.3% fail on Hub components (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.22% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.020% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.85% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.83% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Fitment
    • 0.65% fail on Hydraulic systems (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Components (88% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Hoses (70% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pipes (95% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.039% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.098% fail on Leaks
    • 0.33% fail on ABS (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
        • 0.14% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.079% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.039% fail on Mechanical components (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Cable (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Cap
      • 0.098% fail on System
      • 0.020% fail on Pipe
  • 5.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.8% fail on Steering (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Steering system (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.059% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.039% fail on Other components
        • 0.020% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.020% fail on Steering component
      • 0.020% fail on Free play
        • 0.020% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.079% fail on Operation
      • 0.079% fail on Rams (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.039% fail on Other components
      • 0.020% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.020% fail on Steering control
      • 0.020% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.020% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.85% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (65% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Seat belts (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Requirements
    • 0.32% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.57% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment
    • 0.079% fail on Condition
  • 0.35% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.039% fail on Drivers
      • 0.039% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.079% fail on Body condition (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Seats (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers
  • 0.039% fail on Towbars
    • 0.039% fail on Towbar (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
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  • Volvo V50 (2004 - 2012)
    Classy-looking compact estate with very good ride comfort and tidy handling. A fine long-distance cruiser. The UK's most popular Volvo.

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