Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
56.1% pass rate
from 4,269 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Brakes (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 7.8% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (45 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (75% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (59 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.094% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.047% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.047% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.047% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.047% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.98% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt (64% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.16% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (77% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.070% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.070% fail on Service brake imbalance (87% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 4.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Electronic stability control (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Electronic braking system (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (29% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (29% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (29% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.023% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.023% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.66% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.61% fail on Lever
      • 0.047% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.23% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
      • 0.070% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.19% fail on Rigid brake pipes (92% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.094% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.023% fail on Servos
      • 0.023% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.023% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.023% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.023% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Position lamps (85% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Position lamp (82% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on All position lamps (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.047% fail on Matched pair (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.023% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp (54% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (56% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.26% fail on Individual direction indicators (86% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 0.63% fail on Rear reflectors (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment (50% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Trailer electrical socket (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.28% fail on Outline marker lamps (47 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Outline marker lamp (48 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 11% fail on Suspension (33% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Suspension arms (33% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Pins and bushes (77% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.87% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.094% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Linkage ball joints (41% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.070% fail on Linkage (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.0% fail on Other suspension component (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.023% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.80% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.23% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.047% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.023% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.070% fail on Sub-frames (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.023% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.047% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (27% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 5.2% fail on Steering (57% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Steering linkage components (65% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Track rod end (68% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.023% fail on Other components
        • 0.023% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.47% fail on Power steering (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.094% fail on Other components
    • 0.40% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.40% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.21% fail on Steering play
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.070% fail on Steering wheel (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Steering column
    • 0.023% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.023% fail on Universal joint
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility (39% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.094% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.094% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.094% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system (37% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Transmission (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts (62% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Joints (63% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.070% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.070% fail on Joints
    • 0.52% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.12% fail on System
      • 0.094% fail on Pipe
      • 0.023% fail on Tank
      • 0.023% fail on Hose
    • 0.19% fail on Engine mounting (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Bracket
    • 0.094% fail on Doors (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.070% fail on Door condition
      • 0.023% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.023% fail on Door condition
    • 0.094% fail on Seats
      • 0.047% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.047% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.047% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.047% fail on Body
      • 0.047% fail on Other body component
    • 0.047% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.047% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.023% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.023% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.023% fail on Load security
      • 0.023% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.023% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.023% fail on Undertray
  • 1.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (73% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Compression ignition (55% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (58% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.023% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.023% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.023% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.68% fail on Spark ignition (84% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (81% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Catalyst emissions (90% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Emissions not tested (91% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Engine oil leaks (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.98% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (59% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Seat belts (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
      • 0.023% fail on Requirements
    • 0.047% fail on Airbags
      • 0.047% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.54% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.54% fail on Attachment
  • 0.49% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plates
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