Volvo V70 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
52.2% pass rate
from 3,273 tests in 2020
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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (15% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters (61% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.52% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.58% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.031% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.7% fail on Position lamps (65% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Position lamp (64% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.061% fail on Switch (11 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (86% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (51% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.092% fail on Switch
    • 0.55% fail on Electrical equipment (47% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.092% fail on Horn (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.18% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.092% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (28% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (90% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.031% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance (88% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (82% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (91% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.18% fail on Plate brake tester (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake performance (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.061% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (54% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (54% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.92% fail on Service brake imbalance (45% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.031% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.031% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.061% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.092% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.061% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.031% fail on Rod
        • 0.031% fail on Cable
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Lever (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.43% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
    • 0.58% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.061% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.092% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.061% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.12% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.092% fail on Servos
      • 0.031% fail on Leaks
    • 0.061% fail on Rigid brake pipes (98% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 15% fail on Suspension (11% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Suspension arms (59% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Ball joint (95% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins and bushes (47% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.092% fail on Suspension arm
    • 5.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (92% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint (82% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage (71% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (89% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.031% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.95% fail on Other suspension component (76% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.092% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.061% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.061% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.76% fail on Springs (71% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Coil springs (70% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Coil spring (70% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Mounting
    • 0.52% fail on Wheel bearings (67% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.092% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.24% fail on Sub-frames (68% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.061% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (84% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.15% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (97% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.031% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.031% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.031% fail on Axles
      • 0.031% fail on Axle
      • 0.031% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (15% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (46% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Emissions not tested (42% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.031% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.031% fail on NOx sensor
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.46% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.061% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.061% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.031% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.031% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.46% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.31% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.031% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.8% fail on Transmission
      • 3.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.4% fail on Joints
        • 0.061% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.061% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.24% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.21% fail on Joints
        • 0.031% fail on Prop shaft
    • 1.1% fail on Doors (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Catch
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
        • 0.031% fail on Hinge
      • 0.12% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.46% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.24% fail on Pipe
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.092% fail on Tank
      • 0.092% fail on Hose
    • 0.37% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Bracket
    • 0.24% fail on Seats
      • 0.18% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.061% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.12% fail on Body (71% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Other body component
      • 0.031% fail on Body condition
      • 0.031% fail on Panel
    • 0.12% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.12% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.031% fail on Chassis
      • 0.031% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.031% fail on Towbar
      • 0.031% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.031% fail on Load security
      • 0.031% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.031% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.031% fail on Floor
    • 0.031% fail on Cabs
      • 0.031% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (42% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 6.5% fail on Steering (56% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components (43% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end (34% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.24% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.15% fail on Lock stop (36 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Other components
        • 0.061% fail on Steering linkage
        • 0.031% fail on Steering component
      • 0.031% fail on Steering arm
    • 2.0% fail on Steering gear (97% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Operation
      • 0.031% fail on Steering box
    • 0.67% fail on Power steering
      • 0.31% fail on Other components
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.061% fail on Rams
      • 0.031% fail on Pump
    • 0.31% fail on Steering play (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.031% fail on Steering column
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility (28% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (57% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on View to rear
      • 0.40% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.092% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.092% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (38% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.95% fail on Seat belts (67% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Condition
      • 0.092% fail on Prescribed areas (96% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
      • 0.031% fail on Requirements
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.52% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment
    • 0.092% fail on Condition
  • 0.031% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.031% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.031% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.031% fail on Anchorages

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