Volvo XC70 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
62.6% pass rate
from 1,621 tests in 2020
(14% 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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Position lamp (45% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.12% fail on Matched pair (18 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Individual direction indicators (68% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.74% fail on Stop lamp (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.25% fail on Trailer electrical socket (15 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.19% fail on Horn
    • 0.25% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Outline marker lamps (21 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Outline marker lamp (24 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.062% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 6.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 2.1% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (15 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (15 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (45% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (47% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.062% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.062% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.062% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.062% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.93% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.93% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.062% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.062% fail on Lever
    • 2.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake control (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.86% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Pedal
    • 0.49% fail on Flexible brake hoses (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Rigid brake pipes (92% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 9.9% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (36% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage ball joints (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.99% fail on Springs (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Coil springs (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Coil spring (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.49% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.062% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.062% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.062% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Steering (57% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Steering linkage components (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Track rod end (67% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.68% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Operation (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
    • 0.37% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.37% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.12% fail on Steering play
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.4% fail on Visibility (46% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear
      • 0.19% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.062% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Drive shafts (61% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Joints (69% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Drive shaft (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.062% fail on Joints
    • 0.56% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on Tank (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.062% fail on Pipe
    • 0.12% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
    • 0.062% fail on Chassis
      • 0.062% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.062% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.062% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.062% fail on Bracket
  • 0.86% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Exhaust emissions (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Compression ignition (65% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (86% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.062% fail on Particulate filter
      • 0.19% fail on Spark ignition (95% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (93% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.12% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.68% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (71% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.49% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment
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