Volvo XC70 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
80.8% pass rate
from 1,165 tests in 2017
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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.4% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.086% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 0.86% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.86% fail on Front lamps
    • 0.69% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.086% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.086% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.086% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.086% fail on Fog lamp
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Condition (58% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.4% fail on Suspension
    • 1.9% fail on Trailing arms (24 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (24 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Attachment
    • 0.94% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.94% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.26% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.086% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 3.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.86% fail on Washers
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.086% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.1% fail on Brakes
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.52% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.17% fail on Brake performance (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.086% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.086% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.086% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.086% fail on Pedal
        • 0.086% fail on Anti-slip
  • 1.8% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering
      • 0.086% fail on Operation
      • 0.086% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.43% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.17% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.086% fail on Body condition
    • 0.086% fail on Doors
      • 0.086% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.17% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.086% fail on Pipe
      • 0.086% fail on System
  • 0.086% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.086% fail on Attachment
  • 0.086% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.086% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.086% fail on Condition
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