Volvo XC70 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
75.1% pass rate
from 1,417 tests in 2020
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.

  • 7.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.99% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.071% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.64% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.64% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.21% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.14% fail on Outline marker lamps (37 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Outline marker lamp (45 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.071% fail on Stop lamp
  • 5.7% fail on Suspension
    • 3.0% fail on Springs
      • 3.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 3.0% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension arm (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.071% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.071% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.071% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.071% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.071% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 4.9% fail on Steering (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Track rod end (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.071% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.071% fail on Operation
    • 0.071% fail on Power steering
      • 0.071% fail on Operation
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (50% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (63% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.99% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.99% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.35% fail on Brake performance (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.071% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.071% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.071% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.071% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.071% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.071% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.071% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.071% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.071% fail on Rbt
          • 0.071% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.071% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.071% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.071% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 2.5% fail on Visibility (41% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.71% fail on Washers (60% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.21% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
  • 0.92% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.42% fail on Transmission
      • 0.35% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.35% fail on Joints
      • 0.071% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.071% fail on Joints
    • 0.14% fail on Doors
      • 0.071% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.071% fail on Door condition
      • 0.071% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.071% fail on Door condition
    • 0.071% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.071% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.071% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.071% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.071% fail on Seats
      • 0.071% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.071% fail on Undertray
  • 0.28% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.21% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.071% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.21% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (85% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Exhaust emissions (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Spark ignition (82% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.071% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.071% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.071% fail on Condition
    • 0.071% fail on Attachment
  • 0.071% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.071% fail on Registration plates
Read the Honest John Review

  • Volvo XC70 (2007 - 2016)
    Smart-looking 4WD estate with more off-road ability than the previous XC70. Comfortable, safe and practical.

    Search Good Garages