Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
49.9% pass rate
from 2,382 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 33% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 15% fail on Registration plate lamp (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 15% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 15% fail on Front lamps (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Rear lamps (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.084% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.13% fail on Matched pair (10 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp (41% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (95% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Fog lamp (99% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.92% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.25% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.21% fail on Tell tales (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Horn
    • 0.38% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.042% fail on Lamp
      • 0.042% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.084% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 25% fail on Brakes (53% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 21% fail on Brake performance (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 20% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Rear wheels (33% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Front wheels (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Gradient hand brake (86 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.13% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.042% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.6% fail on ABS (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.042% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Components (70% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Hoses
        • 0.29% fail on Pipes (93% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Leaks
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake (85% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (87% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.46% fail on Pedal
        • 0.38% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.084% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.042% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.042% fail on Cable
    • 0.042% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.042% fail on Components
        • 0.042% fail on Servos
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 6.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 5.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 6.2% fail on Suspension arms (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (34% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Front suspension joints (78% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Drive shafts (38% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Front drive shafts (38% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.042% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.2% fail on Trailing arms (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.88% fail on Rear
      • 0.29% fail on Front (60% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Condition (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Location
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
      • 0.084% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
    • 0.21% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.17% fail on Torque/reaction arms (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.084% fail on Condition
    • 0.042% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.042% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.042% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.042% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres (27% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (36% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (37% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers (31% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (59% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.6% fail on Steering
    • 3.6% fail on Steering system
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.42% fail on Steering arm (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Free play
        • 0.29% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.084% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.59% fail on Steering control (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Steering column (15 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Steering wheel (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.042% fail on Flexible coupling
        • 0.042% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.34% fail on Power steering
      • 0.25% fail on Operation
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
      • 0.042% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.21% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (44% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system (35% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.55% fail on Cap
      • 0.21% fail on System
      • 0.042% fail on Tank
      • 0.042% fail on Pipe
    • 0.46% fail on Emissions (86% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (68% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.6% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (79% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.55% fail on Seat belts (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
      • 0.084% fail on Attachment
  • 1.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (41% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Engine mountings (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers
      • 0.084% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.042% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.25% fail on Body condition (70% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers
      • 0.042% fail on Drivers
    • 0.13% fail on Speedometer (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Road Wheels (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Condition
  • 0.42% fail on Registration plates and VIN (62% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Registration plate (62% better than other 2003 cars)
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