Volvo XC70 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
75.2% pass rate
from 1,956 tests in 2020
(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.

  • 8.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators (68% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type (68% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (95% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (49% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.051% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.051% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (54% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Outline marker lamps (47 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Outline marker lamp (46 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.10% fail on Stop lamp (96% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.10% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.10% fail on Trailer electrical socket (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 5.5% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Springs
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.051% fail on Mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (35% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.56% fail on Anti-roll bars (65% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.31% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.26% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres (25% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (38% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Size/type
  • 4.4% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.87% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.51% fail on Brake performance (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (88% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.051% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.051% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (84% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.051% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.15% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.10% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.051% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.051% fail on Pedal
  • 4.1% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Steering linkage components (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.051% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.051% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.051% fail on Power steering
      • 0.051% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 2.8% fail on Visibility (37% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.77% fail on Washers (61% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.051% fail on Driver's view
  • 0.97% fail on Body, chassis, structure (58% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Transmission
      • 0.46% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.46% fail on Joints
      • 0.051% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.051% fail on Joints
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on System
      • 0.051% fail on Pipe
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.10% fail on Doors
      • 0.051% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.051% fail on Door condition
      • 0.051% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.051% fail on Door condition
    • 0.051% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.051% fail on Body
      • 0.051% fail on Other body component
  • 0.51% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Exhaust emissions (74% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.31% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.10% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.051% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.051% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.051% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.051% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.31% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.051% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.10% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment
  • 0.051% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.051% fail on Registration plates
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    Smart-looking 4WD estate with more off-road ability than the previous XC70. Comfortable, safe and practical.

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