Volvo XC70 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
75.1% pass rate
from 1,296 tests in 2017
(14% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.077% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.85% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.85% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.15% fail on Trailer electrical socket (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.077% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.077% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.077% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.077% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.077% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 6.9% fail on Suspension
    • 4.2% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.2% fail on Condition
      • 0.077% fail on Location
    • 1.3% fail on Trailing arms (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.46% fail on Front
      • 0.077% fail on Rear
    • 0.46% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (69% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.31% fail on Suspension arms (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Attachment
    • 0.31% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.31% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.31% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.15% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Shock absorbers (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.077% fail on Attachment
    • 0.077% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (28% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.077% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.077% fail on Size/type
    • 0.077% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (35% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.39% fail on Brake performance (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Front wheels
    • 0.077% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.077% fail on Pedal
        • 0.077% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.077% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.077% fail on Components
        • 0.077% fail on Hoses
    • 0.077% fail on ABS
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.077% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.077% fail on Power steering
      • 0.077% fail on Other components
  • 0.62% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
  • 0.15% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.15% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.15% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.15% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.077% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.077% fail on System
  • 0.077% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.077% fail on Doors
      • 0.077% fail on Passengers front
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