Volvo V70 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
50.2% pass rate
from 1,637 tests in 2017
(9.6% worse than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (24% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Headlamp aim (64% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (66% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Individual lamps (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on All direction indicators (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.1% fail on Front lamps (42% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Rear lamps (82% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Switch
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps (51% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp (53% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.061% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.061% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.061% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.3% fail on Battery (80% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (75% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Fog lamp (73% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.31% fail on Switch
      • 0.12% fail on Lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.18% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.061% fail on Horn
  • 24% fail on Suspension (22% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Front drive shafts (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 9.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.18% fail on Drive shafts
    • 8.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.061% fail on Condition
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms (61% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (69% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 2.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.3% fail on Front
      • 0.12% fail on Rear (88% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Sub-frames (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.55% fail on Coil springs (68% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition (73% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Location
    • 0.49% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment
    • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas (93% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Component mounting (94% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.061% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.12% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.061% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.061% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.061% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.061% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.061% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment
    • 0.061% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.061% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 22% fail on Brakes (36% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.3% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.0% fail on Front wheels (68% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 8.6% fail on ABS (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (36% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Components (32% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Hoses (83% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Pipes (93% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.061% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.061% fail on Leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components (50% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads (70% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.3% fail on Parking brake (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Electronic stability system (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.12% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.12% fail on Cable
    • 0.061% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.061% fail on Locking devices
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.0% fail on Emissions (35% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.73% fail on System (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Cap
      • 0.31% fail on Hose (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Tank
    • 0.86% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.8% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Condition (70% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type
    • 0.061% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (65% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.43% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.0% fail on Steering (59% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Steering system (42% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end (94% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.55% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Lock stop (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Free play
        • 0.061% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.061% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.9% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rams (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.43% fail on Steering operation (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 2.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (53% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Doors
      • 0.61% fail on Passengers other (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Drivers
      • 0.24% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.43% fail on Engine mountings (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Body condition (88% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Vehicle structure (84% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Chassis (84% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers
    • 0.061% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.061% fail on Load security
      • 0.061% fail on Bootlid
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (68% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (63% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas (95% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (89% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (88% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.31% fail on Towbars
    • 0.24% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.12% fail on Towbar

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