Volvo V50 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
67.9% pass rate
from 4,194 tests in 2017
(30% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V50 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (40% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (73% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim (51% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Individual lamps (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.29% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps (59% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.024% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% 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
      • 0.024% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.024% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.52% fail on Stop lamp (68% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.072% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.048% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.024% fail on Battery
    • 0.024% fail on Horn
  • 13% fail on Suspension (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Drive shafts (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Front drive shafts (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Couplings (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.048% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Location
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (78% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (68% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Anti-roll bars (58% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.095% fail on Front
      • 0.072% fail on Rear
    • 0.14% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.14% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.024% fail on Condition
  • 8.9% fail on Tyres (41% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Condition (96% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.072% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.19% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Brake performance (34% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.45% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.21% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.072% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.048% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.64% fail on Parking brake (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Components
        • 0.072% fail on Hoses
        • 0.024% fail on Pipes
        • 0.024% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.12% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.095% fail on ABS
    • 0.072% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.072% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.072% fail on Pedal
        • 0.072% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.024% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.024% fail on Cable
  • 2.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (36% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (35% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.072% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.52% fail on Steering
    • 0.48% fail on Steering system
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.048% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.072% fail on Power steering
      • 0.048% fail on Operation
      • 0.048% fail on Other components
  • 0.48% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.33% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.14% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.41% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.095% fail on Condition
    • 0.095% fail on Attachment
  • 0.17% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.024% fail on Tank
      • 0.024% fail on System
    • 0.048% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.095% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.095% fail on Body condition
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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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