Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
61.5% pass rate
from 3,882 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Brakes (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (91 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (96 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (16 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (98% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (81% worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.077% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.026% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.077% fail on Decelerometer (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.052% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.026% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.93% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Rbt (56% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.88% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.026% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.026% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.18% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt (sp) (71% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.077% fail on Service brake imbalance (80% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.052% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.052% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.85% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.85% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.077% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.052% fail on Cable
        • 0.026% fail on Lever
        • 0.026% fail on Linkage
    • 2.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Electronic stability control (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Anti-lock braking system (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.49% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.41% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.41% fail on Lever
    • 0.21% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.026% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.026% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.026% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.026% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Position lamp (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators (94% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type (94% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp (25% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Matched pair (23 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (62% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 0.36% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Outline marker lamps (44 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Outline marker lamp (43 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.077% fail on Trailer electrical socket (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Horn
      • 0.026% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.15% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.026% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.026% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (17% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Suspension (66% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (40% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Pins and bushes (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.026% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.67% fail on Shock absorbers (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joints (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.41% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.21% fail on Springs (95% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Coil spring (95% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.026% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.052% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.026% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.026% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.026% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.026% fail on Suspension unit
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (25% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (34% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on View to rear
      • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.052% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.052% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.026% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Transmission (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Drive shafts (76% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Joints (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.026% fail on Joints
    • 0.23% fail on Exhaust system (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.052% fail on Tank
      • 0.052% fail on Pipe
      • 0.052% fail on System
      • 0.026% fail on Hose
      • 0.026% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.052% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.052% fail on Spare wheel (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Spare wheel condition
      • 0.026% fail on Carrier
    • 0.052% fail on Towbar (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Coupling
      • 0.026% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.052% fail on Body
      • 0.052% fail on Other body component
    • 0.052% fail on Doors
      • 0.052% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.052% fail on Door condition
    • 0.052% fail on Seats
      • 0.052% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.052% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.052% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.026% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.026% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.026% fail on Load security
      • 0.026% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.026% fail on Tailgate condition
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Steering linkage components (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Track rod end (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.31% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Other components
    • 0.13% fail on Steering play
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.10% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.052% fail on Steering wheel (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Steering column
  • 0.80% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.59% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.54% fail on Condition (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Requirements
    • 0.21% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.49% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Exhaust emissions (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Compression ignition (76% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.026% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.077% fail on Spark ignition (96% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (92% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Fluid leaks (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.33% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment
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