Volvo XC70 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
48.6% pass rate
from 784 tests in 2017
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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 34% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (27% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 14% fail on Position lamps (95% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 12% fail on Front lamps (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 13% fail on Registration plate lamp (82% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 13% fail on Headlamp aim (65% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.26% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.13% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.64% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.38% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.26% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 0.38% fail on Trailer electrical socket (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 23% fail on Suspension
    • 9.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (56% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage condition
    • 5.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 4.6% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Front suspension joints (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front drive shafts (60% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.38% fail on Front
      • 0.38% fail on Rear
    • 0.51% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.38% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 21% fail on Brakes (30% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 13% fail on Parking brake performance (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Rear wheels (62% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.38% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.38% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.26% fail on Parking brake operation (50 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Gradient hand brake
      • 0.13% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.8% fail on Components
        • 4.6% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Pipes (94% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Leaks
    • 2.7% fail on Parking brake (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.64% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.2% fail on ABS (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Condition
        • 0.13% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.26% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.13% fail on Components
        • 0.13% fail on Pipes
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (38% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.51% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.51% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 5.2% fail on Steering
    • 4.3% fail on Steering system
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Free play
        • 0.26% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.26% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering
      • 0.89% fail on Pipes and hoses (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
  • 5.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (34% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on System
    • 0.26% fail on Emissions (92% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.51% fail on Seat belts (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
  • 0.77% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.64% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.64% fail on Attachment
  • 0.64% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Body condition
    • 0.26% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers
    • 0.13% fail on Speedometer

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