Volvo V50 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
64.5% pass rate
from 5,451 tests in 2017
(7.9% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V50 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (25% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Position lamps (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (60% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps (30% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp (31% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.055% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.037% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.037% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type (88% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.39% fail on All direction indicators (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Switch
        • 0.018% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.62% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Fog lamp (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Switch
    • 0.092% fail on Horn
    • 0.092% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.073% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Battery
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 4.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.2% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Location
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (48% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage condition (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (58% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
    • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.3% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.3% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.018% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.62% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.44% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.40% fail on Front
      • 0.037% fail on Rear (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Shock absorbers (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.037% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.037% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.018% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.018% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.4% fail on Tyres (32% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Condition (74% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.092% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.4% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.35% fail on Brake discs (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake calipers (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear wheels (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.48% fail on Front wheels (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.037% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.97% fail on Parking brake (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Hydraulic systems (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Components (72% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Hoses
        • 0.055% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.018% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.018% fail on Pipes
      • 0.018% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.13% fail on ABS
    • 0.092% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.055% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.055% fail on Pedal
        • 0.037% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.018% fail on Condition
    • 0.037% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.037% fail on Cable
  • 3.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (39% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.018% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering system
      • 0.73% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.037% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.037% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.092% fail on Power steering
      • 0.055% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.018% fail on Operation
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
    • 0.037% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.018% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.73% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Exhaust system (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Emissions (78% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.092% fail on System
      • 0.018% fail on Tank
      • 0.018% fail on Pipe
    • 0.055% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.57% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.39% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.39% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 0.42% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.018% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.073% fail on Condition
  • 0.20% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Body condition
    • 0.037% fail on Doors (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Drivers
      • 0.018% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.037% fail on Seats
      • 0.037% fail on Passengers
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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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