Volvo XC70 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
75.6% pass rate
from 987 tests in 2017
(25% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.10% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.20% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.30% fail on Trailer electrical socket (22 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.20% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.10% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.10% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.10% fail on Tell tale
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.41% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.9% fail on Suspension (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Trailing arms (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.41% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.41% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.30% fail on Suspension arms (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 0.30% fail on Anti-roll bars (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.30% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.20% fail on Front
      • 0.10% fail on Rear
    • 0.20% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 3.5% fail on Brakes (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.51% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.10% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.41% fail on Brake performance (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake operation (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.30% fail on Components
        • 0.20% fail on Pipes
        • 0.10% fail on Hoses
    • 0.10% fail on ABS
  • 0.61% fail on Steering
    • 0.41% fail on Steering system
      • 0.20% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.10% fail on Free play
        • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
    • 0.10% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.51% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.20% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.30% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.20% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (90% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Emissions
    • 0.10% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on System
  • 0.10% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment
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