Volvo XC70 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
53.9% pass rate
from 1,207 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 XC70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.083% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.083% fail on Dipswitch
    • 5.6% fail on Position lamps (66% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Position lamp (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp (49% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.50% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.083% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.083% fail on Switch
    • 0.75% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.75% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.66% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 0.41% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.25% fail on Horn
      • 0.083% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.083% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.17% fail on Outline marker lamps (19 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on All outline marker lamps
      • 0.083% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.083% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.083% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.083% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 7.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.83% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.083% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.083% fail on Linkage
      • 0.083% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 7.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.083% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.083% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.5% fail on Shock absorbers (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Springs
      • 2.7% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.7% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.91% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.33% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.083% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.083% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.083% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.083% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 9.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (54% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (31 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (75% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (76% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance (78% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.083% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.083% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.083% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance (46% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (54% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.25% fail on Decelerometer (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.083% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.083% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.083% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.33% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.33% fail on Lever (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.5% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.33% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.75% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.58% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal
    • 0.083% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.083% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.083% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.083% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.083% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.083% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.1% fail on Steering
    • 5.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 4.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.33% fail on Drag link end (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.083% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.50% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.50% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.50% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering
      • 0.083% fail on Operation
      • 0.083% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.083% fail on Rams
      • 0.083% fail on Other components
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility (27% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (35% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on View to rear
      • 0.50% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.083% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Transmission (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Drive shafts (38% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Joints (45% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Drive shaft (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.17% fail on Joints
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.50% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.33% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.083% fail on Pipe
      • 0.083% fail on System
    • 0.25% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.25% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.083% fail on Seats
      • 0.083% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres (39% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Size/type
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Spark ignition (86% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (85% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Catalyst emissions (94% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested (79% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.083% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.50% fail on Compression ignition (71% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.91% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.66% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.083% fail on Other leaks
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (60% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Seat belts (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
  • 0.58% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.58% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.50% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
    • 0.083% fail on Condition
  • 0.083% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.083% fail on Anchorages

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