Volvo V50 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
59.4% pass rate
from 4,261 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V50 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Position lamps (20% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Rear lamps (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators (82% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type (82% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.14% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.047% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.023% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.023% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.047% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 0.40% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Fog lamp (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Switch
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.14% fail on Horn
    • 0.070% fail on Battery (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.023% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.023% fail on Switch
  • 17% fail on Suspension (16% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 5.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.2% fail on Condition
    • 3.5% fail on Drive shafts (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Front drive shafts (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Drive shafts (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Couplings
      • 0.070% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.070% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (56% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (56% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment
    • 0.89% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.75% fail on Front (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.094% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.094% fail on Condition
    • 0.094% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.094% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.094% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.094% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.047% fail on Trailing arms (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.023% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.023% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.023% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.023% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.023% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Tyres (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Condition (73% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.9% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.54% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Brake discs (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance (36% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels (27% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Front wheels (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.070% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.047% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.68% fail on Hydraulic systems (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Leaks (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Components (88% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Hoses
        • 0.047% fail on Pipes (96% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.023% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.094% fail on Operation
      • 0.023% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.66% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.66% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on ABS
    • 0.33% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake control components (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pedal (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Anti-slip (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.023% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage
    • 0.023% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.023% fail on Components
        • 0.023% fail on Pipes
  • 3.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (36% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.047% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.023% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (36% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (48% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Emissions (61% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Pipe (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on System
      • 0.023% fail on Cap
    • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.5% fail on Steering (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system (28% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Steering rack (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Track rod end (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.070% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.070% fail on Power steering
      • 0.070% fail on Other components
  • 1.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.92% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.80% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.42% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
      • 0.047% fail on Requirements
  • 0.45% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.35% fail on Attachment
    • 0.070% fail on Condition
  • 0.35% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Body condition
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Drivers
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.023% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.023% fail on Seats
      • 0.023% fail on Passengers
    • 0.023% fail on Load security
      • 0.023% fail on Tailgate
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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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