Volvo V50 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
72.4% pass rate
from 2,861 tests in 2017
(32% worse than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V50 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Drive shafts (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Front drive shafts (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (30 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts (30 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.38% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.24% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.070% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.035% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.035% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.035% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.035% fail on Front
  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (35% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (41% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (75% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.070% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.035% fail on Tell tales
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.035% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.035% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.70% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.56% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.45% fail on Stop lamp (61% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.035% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.035% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.035% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.035% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.035% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.035% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres (29% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Condition (76% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.070% fail on Size/type
    • 0.035% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.2% fail on Brakes
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.24% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.10% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.70% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.28% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.14% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.035% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.035% fail on Pedal
        • 0.035% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.035% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.035% fail on Components
        • 0.035% fail on Pipes
    • 0.035% fail on ABS
  • 2.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (41% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Washers (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.035% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.38% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.070% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.035% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.35% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.17% fail on Body condition
    • 0.10% fail on Seats
      • 0.070% fail on Passengers
      • 0.035% fail on Drivers
    • 0.035% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.035% fail on Load security
      • 0.035% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.31% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.035% fail on Condition
  • 0.14% fail on Steering
    • 0.10% fail on Steering system
      • 0.070% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.035% fail on Power steering
      • 0.035% fail on Other components
  • 0.10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.035% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.035% fail on Cap
    • 0.035% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.035% fail on Towbars
    • 0.035% fail on Towbar
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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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