Volvo V70 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
70.4% pass rate
from 4,177 tests in 2020
(29% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.024% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.17% fail on Horn
      • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.29% fail on Outline marker lamps (43 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Outline marker lamp (48 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.024% fail on Switch
    • 0.024% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Condition (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.048% fail on Size/type (80% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 6.4% fail on Suspension (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (39% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (44% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage ball joints (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage
      • 0.024% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.024% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.67% fail on Shock absorbers (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Springs (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Coil spring (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.24% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.096% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.048% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.024% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.024% fail on Axles
      • 0.024% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.024% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.024% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.024% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 4.5% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.41% fail on Brake discs and drums (66% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Brake discs (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (71% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Rbt (77% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Parking brake performance (77% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (76% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance (76% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.024% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.072% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.072% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (87% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Rbt (sp) (86% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake imbalance (89% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.024% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.29% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-lock braking system (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.24% fail on Electronic parking brake (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Lever
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.024% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.024% fail on Pedal
    • 0.024% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.024% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.024% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.024% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.072% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.072% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.072% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.048% fail on View to rear
      • 0.048% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (56% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Transmission (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Drive shafts (72% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Joints (73% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.19% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.096% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.024% fail on Tank
      • 0.024% fail on Hose
      • 0.024% fail on Pipe
      • 0.024% fail on System
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.096% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.096% fail on Door condition
      • 0.072% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.072% fail on Door condition
      • 0.024% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.024% fail on Door condition
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
    • 0.096% fail on Seats
      • 0.072% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.024% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.072% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.048% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.048% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.048% fail on Undertray
    • 0.024% fail on Towbar
      • 0.024% fail on Safety device
    • 0.024% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.024% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 2.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (39% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end (36% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.024% fail on Other components
        • 0.024% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.77% fail on Steering gear (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Steering rack (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.024% fail on Steering play
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Compression ignition (54% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (77% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (78% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.024% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.024% fail on Particulate filter
      • 0.45% fail on Spark ignition (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (72% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.096% fail on Fluid leaks (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.024% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.024% fail on Undertray
  • 0.67% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
  • 0.45% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.45% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.024% fail on Hubs
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