Volvo V70 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
52.6% pass rate
from 5,084 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (8.3% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Position lamps (89% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Position lamp (91% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.039% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.020% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim (23% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.87% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.020% fail on Switch
      • 0.020% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.020% fail on Arm
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Rear fog lamp (43% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp (44% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Switch
      • 0.020% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.020% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Horn (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.020% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.059% fail on Outline marker lamps (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Outline marker lamp
      • 0.020% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.039% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.039% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
      • 0.020% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.020% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 18% fail on Brakes (21% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (73% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 9.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 9.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.059% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 4.6% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.059% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.16% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.039% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (73% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.079% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.079% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.020% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.37% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance (58% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.039% fail on Service brake performance (88% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.020% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.098% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (23% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs and drums (49% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Brake discs (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (85% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Cable (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (54% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Anti-lock braking system (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Lever (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.94% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (88% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Hand lever (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.020% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.020% fail on Valves
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.098% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.039% fail on Other components
      • 0.020% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.020% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.020% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 12% fail on Suspension (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.4% fail on Pins and bushes (79% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint dust cover (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Suspension arm (71% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.079% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.61% fail on Springs (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Coil springs (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Coil spring (86% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Mounting
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.079% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.039% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.079% fail on Sub-frames (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.020% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.079% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (96% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
  • 8.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (21% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 7.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (16% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Transmission
      • 3.7% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.6% fail on Joints
        • 0.079% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.020% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.020% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.20% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.18% fail on Joints
        • 0.020% fail on Prop shaft
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe
      • 0.039% fail on System
      • 0.020% fail on Hose
    • 0.24% fail on Doors
      • 0.098% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.098% fail on Door condition
      • 0.079% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.079% fail on Door condition
      • 0.059% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.059% fail on Door condition
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.098% fail on Other body component
      • 0.020% fail on Body condition
      • 0.020% fail on Panel
    • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.079% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.059% fail on Towbar
      • 0.039% fail on Safety device (62 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.039% fail on Integral vehicle structure (92% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (92% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Seats (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.020% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.020% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.020% fail on Undertray
  • 7.4% fail on Steering (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Steering linkage components (55% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Track rod end (54% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Lock stop (65 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.059% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.059% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.039% fail on Other components
        • 0.020% fail on Steering component
        • 0.020% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.79% fail on Power steering (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Other components (200% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pipes and hoses (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.039% fail on Rams
      • 0.020% fail on Pump
    • 0.77% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.69% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.079% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering play
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.059% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.059% fail on Steering column
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility (41% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers (37% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.098% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.098% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (59% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Spark ignition (67% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (52% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Catalyst emissions (88% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.87% fail on Compression ignition (49% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.039% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.039% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (92% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.45% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.33% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.098% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.039% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (49% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Condition (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
      • 0.020% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.59% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (63% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.83% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.63% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on Condition
  • 0.020% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.020% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.020% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.020% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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