Volvo XC70 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
79.9% pass rate
from 1,694 tests in 2017
(18% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.8% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.83% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.77% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.94% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.059% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.059% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.059% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.12% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.059% fail on Battery
    • 0.059% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.059% fail on Stop lamp
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres (25% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (52% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 4.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.53% fail on Washers (65% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.059% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.4% fail on Suspension (40% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (43% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Condition (43% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Trailing arms (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.24% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.24% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.18% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.12% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.12% fail on Front
  • 3.2% fail on Brakes (31% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.35% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.30% fail on Brake performance (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.059% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.059% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.059% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Components
        • 0.12% fail on Hoses
        • 0.059% fail on Pipes
    • 0.059% fail on ABS
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.12% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.35% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
    • 0.059% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.059% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.24% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 0.12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.12% fail on System
  • 0.059% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.059% fail on Body condition
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