Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
52.2% pass rate
from 5,096 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (15% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Headlamps (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Headlamp (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.078% fail on Matched pair (10 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Dipswitch
    • 6.3% fail on Position lamps (88% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Position lamp (88% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (53% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type (32% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.59% fail on Individual direction indicators (67% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 0.82% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.67% fail on Horn
      • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.020% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.71% fail on Rear reflectors (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Outline marker lamps (25 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Outline marker lamp (25 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.020% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.020% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 23% fail on Brakes (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 20% fail on Brake performance (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 18% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 9.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.4% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (36 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (35 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.078% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.26% fail on Decelerometer (12 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.039% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (33 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.020% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.078% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.059% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.020% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt (68% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.75% fail on Service brake performance (69% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance (70% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (55% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance (78% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (27% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (23% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (25% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.039% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (85% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Lever
        • 0.020% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.55% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.49% fail on Lever
      • 0.059% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.43% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.31% fail on Pedal
      • 0.059% fail on Hand lever (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.020% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.020% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.14% fail on Rigid brake pipes (96% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.078% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.059% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.059% fail on Other components
    • 0.020% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.020% fail on Servos
  • 15% fail on Suspension (17% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Suspension arms (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Pins and bushes (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Ball joint (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (41% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint dust cover (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint (49% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Pins and bushes (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.6% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.35% fail on Springs (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Coil springs (91% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Coil spring (91% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Mounting
    • 0.33% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.078% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.039% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.24% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.059% fail on Axles
      • 0.059% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.059% fail on Macpherson strut (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.020% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (17% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition (34% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Steering (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Drag link end (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Other components
        • 0.039% fail on Steering component (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.88% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.84% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.039% fail on Operation
    • 0.71% fail on Power steering (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pipes and hoses (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Other components
      • 0.039% fail on Pump
    • 0.63% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Steering wheel (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Steering column
  • 5.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (39% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Transmission (43% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Drive shafts (43% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Joints (43% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.078% fail on Joints
        • 0.020% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.020% fail on Bearing housing
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Fuel system (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
      • 0.098% fail on Tank
      • 0.020% fail on System
    • 0.35% fail on Seats
      • 0.31% fail on Passenger's seat (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.27% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
      • 0.020% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.020% fail on Door condition
    • 0.26% fail on Engine mounting (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Body
      • 0.16% fail on Other body component
      • 0.059% fail on Panel
    • 0.078% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.078% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.059% fail on Towbar
      • 0.059% fail on Other towbar components (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.020% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.020% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.020% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.020% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.020% fail on Carrier
    • 0.020% fail on Undertray
  • 5.3% fail on Visibility (35% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers (35% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (41% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on View to rear
      • 0.33% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.078% fail on Driver's view
  • 2.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (30% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Seat belts (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Requirements
    • 0.039% fail on Airbags
      • 0.039% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Spark ignition (86% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (80% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Catalyst emissions (90% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.59% fail on Compression ignition (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (57% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.098% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.059% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (87% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.80% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.65% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.078% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.059% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.020% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.020% fail on Undertray
  • 0.84% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.75% fail on Road Wheels (58% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Attachment (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Condition
  • 0.059% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.039% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.020% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.039% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.039% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.020% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.020% fail on Doors
      • 0.020% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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