Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
57.9% pass rate
from 3,723 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Brakes (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (60 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (58 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (85% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.16% fail on Plate brake tester (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Rbt (57% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.94% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (64% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp) (77% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance (78% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.081% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Electronic stability control (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (28% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (26% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (27% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.48% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.48% fail on Lever
    • 0.35% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.054% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.054% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.054% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.054% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Position lamps (91% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Position lamp (88% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.027% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.027% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp (52% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Individual direction indicators (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (36% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.027% fail on Switch
      • 0.054% fail on Front fog lamps (17 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.027% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.35% fail on Outline marker lamps (63 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Outline marker lamp (55 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on All outline marker lamps (129 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.21% fail on Horn
      • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.027% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 8.0% fail on Suspension (47% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.2% fail on Pins and bushes (44% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.054% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Linkage ball joints (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage
      • 0.054% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.027% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers (71% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.027% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings (60% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.054% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.027% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.054% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.027% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.054% fail on Axles
      • 0.054% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.054% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.027% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres (16% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (32% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Steering (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Steering linkage components (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.70% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Operation (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
    • 0.43% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.40% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.027% fail on Operation
    • 0.30% fail on Steering play (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Steering wheel (24 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Steering column (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 4.0% fail on Visibility (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (34% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.027% fail on Window
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear
      • 0.19% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.081% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.081% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Exhaust system (68% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Transmission (74% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Joints (72% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.19% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.11% fail on System
      • 0.081% fail on Tank
      • 0.081% fail on Pipe
      • 0.054% fail on Hose
    • 0.16% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.054% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.13% fail on Doors
      • 0.081% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.081% fail on Door condition
      • 0.027% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
      • 0.027% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.081% fail on Body
      • 0.054% fail on Other body component
      • 0.027% fail on Body condition
    • 0.054% fail on Load security (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.027% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.027% fail on Loading door
  • 0.89% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Exhaust emissions (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Spark ignition (89% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (82% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Catalyst emissions (95% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.38% fail on Compression ignition (76% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (85% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.081% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (82% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Engine oil leaks (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 0.78% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment
    • 0.19% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.64% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.59% fail on Attachment
    • 0.054% fail on Condition
  • 0.40% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.027% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.027% fail on Doors
      • 0.027% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors
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