Volvo XC70 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
73.6% pass rate
from 1,005 tests in 2017
(29% 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.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (24% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.1% fail on Front lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.100% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.100% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Individual lamps (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Trailer electrical socket (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.20% fail on Fog lamp
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
    • 0.20% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.2% fail on Suspension (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.100% fail on Condition
      • 0.100% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.5% fail on Trailing arms (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Suspension arms (76% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.40% fail on Front
      • 0.100% fail on Rear
    • 0.50% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.40% fail on Shock absorbers (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front drive shafts (90% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Constant velocity joints (90% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.100% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.100% fail on Condition
    • 0.100% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.100% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.100% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.100% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.100% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.100% fail on Condition
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.60% fail on Brake performance (83% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Rear wheels (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.100% fail on Front wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic systems (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Components (75% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Hoses
    • 0.30% fail on ABS
    • 0.100% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.100% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.100% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.100% fail on Pedal
        • 0.100% fail on Anti-slip
  • 3.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (38% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.8% fail on Steering
    • 1.2% fail on Steering system
      • 0.60% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.40% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.40% fail on Power steering
      • 0.40% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Steering operation (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.70% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on System
      • 0.100% fail on Hose
    • 0.100% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.70% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.50% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.30% fail on Body condition
    • 0.20% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.40% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.20% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.20% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
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