Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
64.7% pass rate
from 3,245 tests in 2017
(8.3% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (35% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 12% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Front lamps (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Rear lamps (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on All position lamps (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.062% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.031% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators (77% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type (77% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual lamps (93% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Side repeaters (73% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.68% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.092% fail on Trailer electrical socket (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Horn
  • 14% fail on Brakes (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 10% fail on Parking brake performance (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.18% fail on Gradient hand brake (66 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake operation (51 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake operation (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Front wheels (85% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.062% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.062% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components (26% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads (29% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.031% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.86% fail on Parking brake (97% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.71% fail on Electronic stability system (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on ABS (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems (61% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Components (58% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Hoses
        • 0.092% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.062% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake control components (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Restricted movement
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.062% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.3% fail on Suspension (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Suspension arms (57% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 0.65% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.62% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.37% fail on Front
      • 0.28% fail on Rear
    • 0.31% fail on Coil springs (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Anti-roll bars (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Drive shafts (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Front drive shafts (74% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Constant velocity joints (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.031% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.031% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 1.1% fail on Steering
    • 0.77% fail on Steering system
      • 0.34% fail on Track rod end (56% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Free play (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering arm (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.031% fail on Other components
        • 0.031% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.031% fail on Pump
    • 0.062% fail on Steering control
      • 0.031% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.031% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.031% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.062% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.68% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.40% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Requirements
    • 0.28% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.25% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.031% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.68% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.37% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on System
      • 0.062% fail on Hose (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Tank
      • 0.031% fail on Pipe
      • 0.031% fail on Cap
    • 0.062% fail on Exhaust system (95% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Emissions
  • 0.25% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.12% fail on Body condition
    • 0.062% fail on Spare wheel (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Body security
    • 0.031% fail on Doors
      • 0.031% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.031% fail on Seats
      • 0.031% fail on Passengers
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Halfshafts
  • 0.031% fail on Towbars
    • 0.031% fail on Detachable tow ball
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