Volvo V50 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
58.8% pass rate
from 4,768 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V50 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (7.8% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (24% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Position lamps (19% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Front lamps (31% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators (62% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type (62% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual lamps (58% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.021% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.042% fail on Switch
      • 0.021% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.48% fail on Stop lamp (90% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Battery (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Fog lamp (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.084% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Horn (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 6.5% fail on Suspension arms (75% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Coil springs (30% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Condition (29% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.4% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.063% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.063% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (53% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.27% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
      • 0.021% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings (90% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Rear
    • 0.94% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.10% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.084% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
    • 0.063% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.063% fail on Condition
    • 0.042% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 0.042% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 10% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Condition (67% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.0% fail on Brakes (21% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance (22% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.80% fail on Front wheels (39% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.063% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.021% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.48% fail on Brake calipers (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.021% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Components (78% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Hoses
        • 0.15% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.13% fail on Pipes (94% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.40% fail on Leaks
      • 0.084% fail on Operation
      • 0.042% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.59% fail on Condition
    • 0.42% fail on ABS
    • 0.31% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal
        • 0.17% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.15% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.042% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.042% fail on Cable
    • 0.042% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.042% fail on Components
        • 0.021% fail on Pipes
        • 0.021% fail on Servos
    • 0.042% fail on Locking devices (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 4.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (39% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (48% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.021% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.90% fail on Emissions (47% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Cap
      • 0.042% fail on System
      • 0.021% fail on Pipe
  • 1.9% fail on Steering (36% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering system (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Track rod end (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Steering rack (94% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.021% fail on Free play
        • 0.021% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.021% fail on Other components
        • 0.021% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering
      • 0.084% fail on Other components
      • 0.021% fail on Operation
      • 0.021% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.021% fail on Pump
    • 0.042% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.042% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.73% fail on Road Wheels (67% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Attachment (91% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 0.69% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Seat belts (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
      • 0.042% fail on Requirements
    • 0.27% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (73% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.59% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (44% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Body condition
    • 0.15% fail on Doors (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.042% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.063% fail on Load security
      • 0.042% fail on Tailgate (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.042% fail on Seats
      • 0.042% fail on Drivers
    • 0.021% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.021% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.021% fail on Body security
  • 0.55% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plate
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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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