Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
55.3% pass rate
from 4,824 tests in 2020
(2.6% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Brakes (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 17% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.7% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (34 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (27 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (65% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (69% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Decelerometer (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.062% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.083% fail on Plate brake tester (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Parking brake performance (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Rbt (67% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake performance (63% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake imbalance (93% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested (20% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (74% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.062% fail on Service brake performance (76% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 4.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Electronic stability control (16% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Electronic braking system (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (24% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (22% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (23% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (15% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (14% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (83% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Cable
        • 0.021% fail on Linkage
    • 0.52% fail on Parking brake control (2.9% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Lever (9.3% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (5.6% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Hand lever (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic systems (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake fluid (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Servos
      • 0.021% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.083% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.021% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.021% fail on Other components
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (5.1% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamps (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp levelling device (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim (6.4% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (3.9% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Switch (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.021% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp (50% 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)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Individual direction indicators (82% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on All direction indicators (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Electrical equipment (14% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Horn (22% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Position lamps (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Position lamp (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.021% fail on Switch
    • 0.10% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Main beam tell-tale (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 14% fail on Suspension (18% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Suspension arms (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Pins and bushes (92% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension arm (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (20% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint (18% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint dust cover (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Anti-roll bar (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Linkage (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (16% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings (29% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Other suspension component (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes (20% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.46% fail on Springs (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Coil spring (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.23% fail on Sub-frames (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (21% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.041% fail on Axles (76% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (71% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres (12% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth (0.62% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type (56% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 5.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Transmission (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Drive shafts (48% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Joints (49% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.23% fail on Prop shafts (11% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Joints (2.0% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Prop shaft (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system (37% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Fuel system (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tank (11% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pipe (85% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Seats (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Driver's seat (13% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Doors (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Front passenger's door (18% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition (15% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's door (7.9% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Door condition (29% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Hinge (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Other passenger's door (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Door condition (62% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Engine mounting condition (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Bracket (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Body (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component (13% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Panel
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Boot lid (5.0% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Boot lid condition (17% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.021% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.021% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.021% fail on Spare wheel condition
    • 0.021% fail on Towbar
      • 0.021% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.021% fail on Load security
      • 0.021% fail on Access panel
  • 4.4% fail on Steering (14% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Steering linkage components (8.2% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end (3.0% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Drag link end (8.5% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Steering linkage (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.021% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.58% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Power steering (93% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other components (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Pipes and hoses (11% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pump
      • 0.021% fail on Rams
    • 0.44% fail on Steering gear (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Steering rack (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Operation (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Steering box
    • 0.062% fail on Steering wheel (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility (42% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear (14% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors (16% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet (27% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Driver's view (61% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (24% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Seat belts (18% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Condition (81% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Requirements (72% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
      • 0.021% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 1.00% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Airbags (18% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Drivers airbag (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Compression ignition (52% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (54% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (80% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Emission control equipment (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Catalytic converter (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Spark ignition (87% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Catalyst emissions (92% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Fluid leaks (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Engine oil leaks (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.64% fail on Road Wheels (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Attachment (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.54% fail on Identification of the vehicle (17% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plates (17% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.041% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Speedometer (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
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