Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
62.2% pass rate
from 6,670 tests in 2020
(6.0% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (36% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Position lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Direction indicators (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Flashing type (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Side repeaters (42% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps (27% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.015% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Outline marker lamps (78 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Outline marker lamp (84 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.46% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.45% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.075% fail on Electrical equipment (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.030% fail on Horn (86% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.015% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.015% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 17% fail on Brakes (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (88 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (81 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (18 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.045% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.24% fail on Decelerometer (23 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (35 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking brake performance (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (23 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.045% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.66% fail on Rbt (60% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.66% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Decelerometer (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.045% fail on Service brake performance (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (55% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp) (72% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.075% fail on Service brake imbalance (78% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.060% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.075% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (19% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (21% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (22% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.76% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.75% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.015% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.090% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.045% fail on Cable
        • 0.030% fail on Linkage (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Pivot
    • 2.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Electronic stability control (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Anti-lock braking system (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Parking brake control (62% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Lever (88% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (61% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pedal (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.015% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.10% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.030% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.030% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.015% fail on Hand operated control valves
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
    • 0.015% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.015% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.045% fail on Size/type
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility (26% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.0% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.075% fail on View to rear
      • 0.060% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.015% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.060% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.060% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.045% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.015% fail on Window
  • 2.9% fail on Suspension (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (57% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Pins and bushes (44% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.76% fail on Wheel bearings (71% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Anti-roll bars (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage ball joints (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint dust cover (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.18% fail on Shock absorbers (87% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.045% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.10% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Coil spring (98% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Mounting
    • 0.030% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.015% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.015% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.015% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 0.97% fail on Steering (46% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Steering linkage components (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Track rod end (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.015% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.34% fail on Power steering (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Operation (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.10% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.075% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
    • 0.075% fail on Steering play
      • 0.075% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.030% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.030% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.015% fail on Flexible coupling
      • 0.015% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.030% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.93% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Transmission (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Drive shafts (79% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Joints (80% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.090% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on System
      • 0.030% fail on Pipe
      • 0.030% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.12% fail on Body
      • 0.090% fail on Other body component
      • 0.030% fail on Panel
    • 0.090% fail on Seats
      • 0.090% fail on Passenger's seat (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.075% fail on Spare wheel (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Spare wheel condition (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Doors
      • 0.045% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.045% fail on Door condition
      • 0.030% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.030% fail on Door condition
    • 0.060% fail on Exhaust system (96% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.045% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.030% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.015% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.015% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.82% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.55% fail on Seat belts (58% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Condition (68% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Requirements
      • 0.015% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.27% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.54% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.52% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (82% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Exhaust emissions (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Compression ignition (68% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (83% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.015% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.015% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.090% fail on Spark ignition (94% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.045% fail on Fluid leaks (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Engine oil leaks (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
  • 0.015% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.015% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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