Volvo XC70 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
49.2% pass rate
from 817 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 8.7% fail on Suspension arms (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Pins and bushes (87% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.8% fail on Shock absorbers (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Springs
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.7% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.73% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.37% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.98% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.12% fail on Matched pair
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (48% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.98% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.98% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.98% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.24% fail on Trailer electrical socket (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (51% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (16 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (54% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.61% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.37% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (79% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Rbt (sp) (78% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.86% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.86% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.86% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.73% fail on Rigid brake pipes (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid
  • 7.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Transmission
      • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.7% fail on Joints (50% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Drive shaft (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.86% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hose
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
    • 0.49% fail on Engine mounting (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Engine mounting condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Bracket
    • 0.24% fail on Doors
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
      • 0.12% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.24% fail on Seats
      • 0.24% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.12% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
  • 6.6% fail on Steering
    • 4.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 4.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.24% fail on Rams (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
    • 0.86% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.86% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.37% fail on Steering play
      • 0.37% fail on Steering rack
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on View to rear
      • 0.86% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.24% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
  • 2.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.73% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.12% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.12% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.37% fail on Spark ignition (94% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (89% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.37% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.98% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (70% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
  • 0.61% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment

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