Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
49.1% pass rate
from 2,169 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamps (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Headlamp (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Matched pair (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Headlamp levelling device (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Position lamp (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.046% fail on Switch
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Stop lamp (35% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.046% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.97% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.97% fail on Rear reflectors (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.51% fail on Horn
      • 0.18% fail on Trailer electrical socket (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.28% fail on Outline marker lamps (39 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Outline marker lamp (38 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.18% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.14% fail on Main beam tell-tale (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 24% fail on Brakes (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 21% fail on Brake performance (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 19% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 9.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 9.0% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (39 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (50 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (73% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (68% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.28% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.18% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Decelerometer (17 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (16 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance (26 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.046% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.046% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (59% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (61% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake performance not tested (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance (81% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.046% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.83% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.83% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.046% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.046% fail on Cable
    • 1.5% fail on Parking brake control (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Lever (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.69% fail on Rigid brake pipes (83% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
      • 0.092% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.092% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.23% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.092% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.092% fail on Servos
    • 0.092% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.092% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (81% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Ball joint (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.18% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (81% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (96% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.092% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage
      • 0.046% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Other suspension component (190% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.92% fail on Wheel bearings (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Springs (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Coil springs (82% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Coil spring (83% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Mounting
    • 0.46% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.23% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.28% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.28% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.046% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.046% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.092% fail on Axles
      • 0.046% fail on Axle
      • 0.046% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.046% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (20% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Transmission
      • 2.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.8% fail on Joints
        • 0.046% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.18% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.18% fail on Joints
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.55% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.18% fail on System
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe
    • 0.65% fail on Doors
      • 0.28% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
        • 0.046% fail on Hinge
      • 0.23% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
      • 0.14% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
    • 0.51% fail on Seats
      • 0.37% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.37% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.14% fail on Bracket (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.18% fail on Other body component
    • 0.092% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.046% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.046% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.046% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.046% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.046% fail on Carrier
    • 0.046% fail on Cabs
      • 0.046% fail on Steps
    • 0.046% fail on Undertray
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 6.1% fail on Steering
    • 4.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.092% fail on Other components
        • 0.092% fail on Steering linkage (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.97% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.65% fail on Power steering
      • 0.37% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.046% fail on Rams
    • 0.55% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Steering wheel (16 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Steering column
    • 0.046% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility (33% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (26% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (48% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.28% fail on View to rear
      • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.046% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.046% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Seat belts (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Condition
      • 0.046% fail on Requirements
    • 0.092% fail on Airbags
      • 0.092% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 3.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition (72% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (58% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Catalyst emissions (84% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.88% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.28% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.092% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.046% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.65% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.65% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Condition
  • 0.60% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.092% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.092% fail on Belt(s)/padding (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.046% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.046% fail on Speedometer
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