Volvo V50 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
58.9% pass rate
from 7,136 tests in 2017
(11% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V50 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Position lamps (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Front lamps (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (44% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Individual lamps (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on All direction indicators (97% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps (19% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp (19% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.014% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.014% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
    • 0.31% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Fog lamp (64% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Horn (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.028% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.014% fail on Battery
    • 0.014% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Switch
  • 17% fail on Suspension (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 5.7% fail on Coil springs (16% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Condition (17% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Location
    • 3.4% fail on Drive shafts (71% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Front drive shafts (71% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.056% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.098% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
      • 0.014% fail on Presence
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.83% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.73% fail on Front (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Rear (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.098% fail on Condition
    • 0.056% fail on Trailing arms (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.042% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.028% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.028% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.028% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.014% fail on Component mounting
  • 9.5% fail on Tyres (22% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Condition (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.22% fail on Valve stem (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 6.6% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Hub components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.49% fail on Brake calipers (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs (41% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (33% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels (29% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Parking brake performance (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Front wheels (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.070% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.056% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.014% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.88% fail on Parking brake (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Condition (70% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Hydraulic systems (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Components (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Hoses (62% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.014% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.042% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
    • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.15% fail on ABS (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.070% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.070% fail on Pedal
        • 0.042% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.028% fail on Condition
    • 0.042% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.028% fail on Cable
      • 0.014% fail on Lever
  • 4.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers (32% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (38% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.028% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (30% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Fuel system (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on System (98% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Cap
    • 0.36% fail on Emissions (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system
      • 1.0% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Track rod end (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.028% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.014% fail on Free play
        • 0.014% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.098% fail on Power steering
      • 0.056% fail on Other components
      • 0.042% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.014% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (70% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.41% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Requirements
  • 0.48% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.36% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (42% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Body condition
    • 0.056% fail on Doors (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Drivers
      • 0.028% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.042% fail on Load security
      • 0.028% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.014% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.028% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.014% fail on Seats
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers
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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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