Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
54.6% pass rate
from 5,600 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Brakes (57% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 16% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (35 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (95% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (42 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.089% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.39% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.089% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.21% fail on Decelerometer (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.018% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.21% fail on Plate brake tester (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.089% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (69% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.79% fail on Service brake performance (66% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.089% fail on Service brake imbalance (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.45% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (47% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance (78% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.036% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested (80% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (31% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (24% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (24% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.95% fail on Brake discs and drums (31% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Brake discs (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (86% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Cable (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.54% fail on Lever
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.32% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.089% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.018% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.071% fail on Rigid brake pipes (98% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.018% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.018% fail on Servos
  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamps (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Headlamp (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.071% fail on Dipswitch (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.036% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (28 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Position lamps (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Position lamp (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type (48% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.48% fail on Individual direction indicators (74% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on All direction indicators (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Rear reflectors (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.54% fail on Horn
      • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Outline marker lamps (34 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Outline marker lamp (36 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.036% fail on Switch
    • 0.018% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 12% fail on Suspension (30% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Suspension arms (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Pins and bushes (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.071% fail on Suspension arm (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (26% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint dust cover (38% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Pins and bushes (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.036% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.98% fail on Shock absorbers (35% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Wheel bearings (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Springs (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Coil springs (92% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Coil spring (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.054% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.036% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.036% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.089% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.071% fail on Axles
      • 0.054% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.018% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.018% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres (16% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.089% fail on Size/type (70% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Steering (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.054% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.018% fail on Intermediate drop arm
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
        • 0.018% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.018% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.52% fail on Power steering (78% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.071% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.018% fail on Pump
    • 0.48% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.48% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.48% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering wheel (15 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Steering column
    • 0.018% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.018% fail on Universal joint
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility (36% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (39% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on View to rear
      • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts (47% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Joints (47% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.018% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.036% fail on Prop shafts (83% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.018% fail on Joints
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust system (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.41% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (92% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on System
      • 0.036% fail on Pipe
      • 0.018% fail on Hose
    • 0.27% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
      • 0.054% fail on Other passenger's door (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Door condition (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.054% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.089% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.054% fail on Bracket
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.018% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.071% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.054% fail on Towbar
      • 0.054% fail on Other towbar components (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.018% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.018% fail on Carrier
    • 0.018% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.018% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.018% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.018% fail on Load security
      • 0.018% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.018% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.018% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.018% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.018% fail on Undertray
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (38% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (29% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Seat belts (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Requirements
    • 0.054% fail on Airbags
      • 0.054% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Spark ignition (88% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (86% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Catalyst emissions (91% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested (83% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.59% fail on Compression ignition (66% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (73% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.089% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (81% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.018% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.018% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.036% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.018% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.018% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.29% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.036% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.018% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.79% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.68% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.68% fail on Attachment (79% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.018% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.018% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.018% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.018% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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