Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
54.7% pass rate
from 5,120 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 12% fail on Position lamps (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front lamps (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Switch (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Headlamp aim (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.098% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.098% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Matched pair (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Fog lamp (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (63% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.33% fail on Individual lamps (83% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.098% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Rear reflectors (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Horn
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.098% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Battery
    • 0.020% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.020% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
  • 21% fail on Brakes (56% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 16% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.31% fail on Gradient hand brake (47 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake operation (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front wheels (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.098% fail on Brake imbalance (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Parking brake operation (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on ABS (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (31% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.039% fail on Brake calipers (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.90% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.90% fail on Condition
    • 0.57% fail on Hydraulic systems (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Components (86% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Hoses (53% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.098% fail on Pipes (96% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.039% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.020% fail on Operation
      • 0.020% fail on Leaks
    • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
        • 0.18% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.020% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.039% fail on Mechanical components (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Cable (79% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 11% fail on Suspension (41% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment
      • 0.039% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage condition (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Front drive shafts (49% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (49% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.039% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.039% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Wheel bearings (36% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Rear
      • 0.23% fail on Front (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Shock absorbers (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Condition (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Trailing arms (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.25% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (96% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Location
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.098% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.078% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.059% fail on Macpherson strut (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment
      • 0.020% fail on Condition
    • 0.020% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.020% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.020% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres (32% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth (21% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (41% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (37% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (38% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.020% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.2% fail on Steering system
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.31% fail on Steering rack (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Free play
        • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.16% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.098% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.039% fail on Other components
        • 0.039% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.29% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Steering control
      • 0.078% fail on Steering column (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.020% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.020% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.020% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.098% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (46% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (35% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.29% fail on Cap
      • 0.16% fail on System
      • 0.059% fail on Tank
      • 0.020% fail on Hose
    • 0.25% fail on Emissions (88% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested (58% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.68% fail on Seat belts (36% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Condition (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.90% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (35% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Body condition
    • 0.25% fail on Doors
      • 0.098% fail on Drivers
      • 0.078% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.078% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.20% fail on Seats
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers
      • 0.039% fail on Drivers
    • 0.098% fail on Load security
      • 0.059% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.039% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.059% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.74% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.55% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.55% fail on Attachment (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.039% fail on Towbars
    • 0.039% fail on Towbar (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
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