Volvo V70 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
69.2% pass rate
from 4,285 tests in 2020
(20% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo V70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (31% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (36% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.070% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.070% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.6% fail on Direction indicators (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Flashing type (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (44% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Side repeaters (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.070% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (49% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.19% fail on Trailer electrical socket (15 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.070% fail on Horn (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.26% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (55% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Outline marker lamps (36 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Outline marker lamp (31 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on All outline marker lamps (76 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Stop lamp (98% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.023% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.023% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.023% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.023% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 7.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Condition (55% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Suspension (50% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (32% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.6% fail on Springs (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (62% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring (62% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage ball joints (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.68% fail on Shock absorbers (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.16% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.093% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.093% fail on Axles
      • 0.093% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.047% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.023% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility
    • 3.9% fail on Washers (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers (28% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.093% fail on View to rear
      • 0.093% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.070% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.047% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.047% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.9% fail on Brakes (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (41% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs and drums (55% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Brake discs (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Service brake performance (57% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt (56% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.70% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (81% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt (sp) (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.093% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.070% fail on Service brake imbalance (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.023% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.023% fail on Rbt
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.093% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Anti-lock braking system (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.070% fail on Parking brake control (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.047% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Pedal
  • 1.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (51% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.98% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.44% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.047% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.023% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.33% fail on Spark ignition (84% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (70% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.070% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.047% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (65% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Transmission (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Joints (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.023% fail on Joints
        • 0.023% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.047% fail on Pipe
      • 0.023% fail on Tank
      • 0.023% fail on Hose
      • 0.023% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.023% fail on System
    • 0.12% fail on Doors
      • 0.12% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.047% fail on Door condition
        • 0.047% fail on Catch (22 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Hinge
    • 0.047% fail on Body
      • 0.047% fail on Other body component
    • 0.047% fail on Seats
      • 0.047% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.047% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.047% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.023% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.023% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.023% fail on Load security
      • 0.023% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.023% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (36% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Steering gear (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Operation
    • 0.44% fail on Steering linkage components (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Track rod end (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.023% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Steering play
      • 0.047% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.51% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment
    • 0.093% fail on Condition
  • 0.30% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.070% fail on Seat belts (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Requirements
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