Volvo V70 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
49.8% pass rate
from 1,774 tests in 2020
(18% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Brakes (55% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (39% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.45% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Plate brake tester (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (14 times worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.056% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.056% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.056% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.90% fail on Service brake imbalance (51% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 8.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Electronic stability control (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (97% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.90% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.17% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.11% fail on Cable
        • 0.056% fail on Lever
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.68% fail on Hand lever (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
    • 0.56% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.17% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.056% fail on Servos
      • 0.056% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.11% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.056% fail on Other components
      • 0.056% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.056% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.056% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Direction indicators (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Flashing type (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps (40% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp (38% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.056% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.056% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.9% fail on Electrical equipment (57% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Trailer electrical socket (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn (82% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp (62% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (86% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (89% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (89% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.056% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.23% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.11% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.17% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 7.3% fail on Suspension arms (69% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins and bushes (57% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (47% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (77% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.96% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.73% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.56% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (89% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Springs (77% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Coil springs (78% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Coil spring (78% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.056% fail on Torsion bar
    • 0.39% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.34% fail on Axles
      • 0.28% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.056% fail on Axle
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (27% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 7.8% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.28% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.11% fail on Joints
        • 0.11% fail on Bearing housing (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Prop shaft
      • 0.056% fail on Belts
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system (78% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.28% fail on Tank
      • 0.17% fail on Hose
      • 0.17% fail on System
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
    • 0.90% fail on Doors
      • 0.39% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.39% fail on Door condition
      • 0.28% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.28% fail on Door condition
      • 0.23% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
        • 0.056% fail on Catch
    • 0.51% fail on Seats
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.23% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.056% fail on Bracket
    • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure (89% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (89% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.17% fail on Towbar
      • 0.11% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.056% fail on Safety device
    • 0.11% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.056% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.056% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.056% fail on Chassis
      • 0.056% fail on Chassis condition
  • 7.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.6% fail on Spark ignition (22% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (46% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.056% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.96% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.51% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.23% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.056% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.85% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.73% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.056% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.056% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.056% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.056% fail on Undertray
  • 6.8% fail on Steering (79% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Steering linkage components (93% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Lock stop (16 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.056% fail on Other components
        • 0.056% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.056% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear (79% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack (86% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Operation
    • 0.90% fail on Power steering (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
      • 0.056% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.056% fail on Steering wheel
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres (31% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Condition (88% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.0% fail on Washers (68% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.056% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (44% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts (45% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas (90% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment
      • 0.056% fail on Requirements
    • 0.73% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment
  • 0.056% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.056% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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