Volvo XC70 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
80.3% pass rate
from 1,622 tests in 2020
(17% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC70 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.5% fail on Brakes
    • 4.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (57% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (58% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.80% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.18% fail on Brake performance (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (84% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (83% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.062% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 0.18% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.18% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.062% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
    • 0.062% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 4.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (41% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (97% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (97% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Individual direction indicators (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.062% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.80% fail on Headlamps (55% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Headlamp (63% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.062% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.062% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.55% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.55% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Outline marker lamps (68 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Outline marker lamp (75 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Stop lamp
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition (43% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth (63% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 3.5% fail on Suspension
    • 2.3% fail on Springs
      • 2.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.3% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.99% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.80% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.062% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.062% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.062% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.062% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.062% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 3.1% fail on Steering (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Visibility (56% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wipers (48% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Washers (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.062% fail on View to rear
      • 0.062% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.49% fail on Body, chassis, structure (60% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.18% fail on Other body component (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.062% fail on Tank
      • 0.062% fail on Pipe
    • 0.12% fail on Transmission
      • 0.12% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Joints
    • 0.062% fail on Doors
      • 0.062% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.062% fail on Door condition
  • 0.43% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (62% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Exhaust emissions (60% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.062% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.062% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.062% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.31% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
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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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