Volvo XC70 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
73.6% pass rate
from 1,155 tests in 2020
(37% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.43% fail on Outline marker lamps (66 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Outline marker lamp (58 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.26% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.087% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.087% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.087% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.087% fail on Horn
  • 5.6% fail on Suspension (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage ball joints (87% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (54% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.61% fail on Shock absorbers (63% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.35% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.087% fail on Springs
      • 0.087% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.087% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.087% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.087% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 4.6% fail on Brakes (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.52% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.52% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.69% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.69% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.087% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.52% fail on Brake performance (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (92% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (92% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.087% fail on Rbt
          • 0.087% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.087% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.087% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.087% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.087% fail on Pedal
    • 0.087% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.087% fail on Servos
    • 0.087% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.087% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.087% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres (36% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (46% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Visibility (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.78% fail on Power steering (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Operation (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Other components
    • 0.26% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Transmission (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Drive shafts (71% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Joints (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.087% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.087% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.35% fail on Exhaust system (84% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on System (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.17% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.087% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.087% fail on Door condition
      • 0.087% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.087% fail on Door condition
    • 0.087% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.087% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 1.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Exhaust emissions (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Compression ignition (66% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.087% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.26% fail on Spark ignition (91% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.087% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.087% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.35% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.087% fail on Condition
  • 0.17% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plates
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