Volvo V50 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
67.5% pass rate
from 5,235 tests in 2017
(11% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V50 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (34% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps (99% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Front lamps (39% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear lamps (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (42% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim (34% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps (36% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp (33% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.057% fail on Matched pair (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.019% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators (99% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type (99% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual lamps (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.32% fail on All direction indicators (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.038% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.019% fail on Battery
    • 0.019% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.019% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 0.019% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.019% fail on Lamp
    • 0.019% fail on Horn
  • 9.3% fail on Tyres (38% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Condition (78% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.076% fail on Size/type
  • 7.8% fail on Suspension
    • 4.1% fail on Coil springs (26% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Location
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
    • 0.76% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.73% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.73% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.038% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.038% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.71% fail on Anti-roll bars (55% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage condition (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 0.48% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.46% fail on Front (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Rear
    • 0.32% fail on Shock absorbers (69% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.019% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 0.019% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.019% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 4.4% fail on Brakes (21% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Hub components (27% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (24% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake discs (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.019% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (38% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.50% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.32% fail on Front wheels (49% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.019% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.019% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.96% fail on Parking brake (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic systems (48% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Components (59% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Hoses
        • 0.038% fail on Pipes (87% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.11% fail on Leaks
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on ABS
    • 0.057% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.019% fail on Restricted movement
  • 4.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (31% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.096% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering system (41% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.019% fail on Power steering
      • 0.019% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.019% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.48% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.42% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.019% fail on Requirements
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.15% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.38% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Exhaust system (80% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.057% fail on System
      • 0.038% fail on Cap
    • 0.076% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.038% fail on Emissions (87% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.096% fail on Condition
  • 0.17% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.13% fail on Body condition
    • 0.038% fail on Seats
      • 0.038% 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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