Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
58.0% pass rate
from 3,365 tests in 2020
(4.9% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Brakes (83% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 15% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 8.2% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (58 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (75 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (19% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (3.9% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (3.7% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.089% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (14% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.21% fail on Decelerometer (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.059% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (44 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.059% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.059% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Rbt (67% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.059% fail on Service brake imbalance (88% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (49% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (sp) (58% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance (71% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance (33% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested (13% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Electronic stability control (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Electronic braking system (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (24% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (28% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (27% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (13% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (12% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (66% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Cable
        • 0.030% fail on Lever
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (6.9% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal (74% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Hand lever (62% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Parking brake control (18% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Lever (11% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.33% fail on Flexible brake hoses (73% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Hydraulic systems (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Brake fluid (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.030% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (9.8% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps (17% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp (17% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp levelling device (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Stop lamp (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (18% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (24% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (24% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Individual direction indicators (78% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Rear fog lamp (44% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Rear fog lamp (47% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Position lamp (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical equipment (50% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Horn (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Trailer electrical socket (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.30% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.030% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 9.0% fail on Suspension (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Pins and bushes (57% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Suspension arm (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage ball joints (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes (27% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (67% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Shock absorbers (52% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Other suspension component (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint dust cover (21% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.59% fail on Wheel bearings (39% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Springs (95% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Coil spring (95% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Mounting
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension rods (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.12% fail on Sub-frames (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Ball joint (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.030% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.059% fail on Macpherson strut (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.030% fail on Axles
      • 0.030% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (18% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (7.9% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition (27% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Size/type (77% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Steering (98% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components (79% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end (76% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Drag link end (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Other components
        • 0.030% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.92% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Operation (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other components (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Steering gear (42% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Steering rack (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
    • 0.33% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering wheel (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Steering column (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Electronic power steering (31% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers (27% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (45% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on View to rear (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Mirrors (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass (5.2% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen (1.9% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Bonnet (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Driver's view
  • 3.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (50% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Transmission (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Drive shafts (68% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Joints (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Prop shafts (57% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Joints (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Exhaust system (66% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Fuel system (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Hose (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Body (92% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Other body component (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Panel
    • 0.21% fail on Seats (56% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's seat (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Passenger's seat (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Doors (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Driver's door (4.3% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Door condition (31% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Hinge
      • 0.059% fail on Front passenger's door (51% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Door condition (50% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.030% fail on Door condition
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers (25% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Boot lid (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Boot lid condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Engine mounting (20% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Engine mounting condition (3.6% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Towbar
      • 0.030% fail on Other towbar components
  • 1.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Exhaust emissions (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Compression ignition (60% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (71% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (63% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested (4.6% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.030% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.42% fail on Spark ignition (89% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.059% fail on Emissions not tested (89% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.15% fail on Fluid leaks (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Engine oil leaks (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Transmission oil leaks (190% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 0.74% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Seat belts (35% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Condition (7.9% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Requirements
    • 0.24% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (73% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Airbags
      • 0.030% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels (3.5% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment (15% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.39% fail on Identification of the vehicle (27% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plates (27% better than other 2007 cars)
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