Volvo XC70 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
64.2% pass rate
from 1,406 tests in 2017
(9.6% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.0% fail on Position lamps (57% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Front lamps (56% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear lamps (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.071% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.071% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.071% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Individual lamps (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Stop lamp (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.36% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.28% fail on Trailer electrical socket (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.071% fail on Battery
    • 0.071% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.071% fail on Horn
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 5.9% fail on Brake performance (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.50% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.14% fail on Gradient hand brake (30 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.071% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.071% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.9% fail on Components
        • 1.8% fail on Hoses (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pipes (89% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.071% fail on Leaks
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.78% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on ABS
    • 0.28% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.14% fail on Air and vacuum systems (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Components (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pipes (55 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 8.5% fail on Suspension (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Front drive shafts (58% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on Constant velocity joints (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.071% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.00% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.85% fail on Coil springs (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Condition (83% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.50% fail on Front
      • 0.071% fail on Rear
    • 0.28% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.071% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.071% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.071% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.071% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.071% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.071% fail on Condition
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (52% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.071% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (40% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.78% fail on Washers (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.071% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.071% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.3% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering system
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Free play
        • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.50% fail on Power steering
      • 0.50% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Other components
  • 1.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Exhaust system (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.57% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Emissions
  • 0.64% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.36% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.36% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
  • 0.43% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.28% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.14% fail on Body condition
    • 0.14% fail on Doors
      • 0.071% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.071% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
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    Smart-looking 4WD estate with more off-road ability than the previous XC70. Comfortable, safe and practical.

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