Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
65.2% pass rate
from 5,627 tests in 2017
(20% 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.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (60% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 12% fail on Position lamps (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Front lamps (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Rear lamps (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on All position lamps (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Individual lamps (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Side repeaters (80% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on All direction indicators (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (23% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.036% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.018% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.018% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.036% fail on Matched pair (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Switch
      • 0.018% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (24% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Stop lamp (64% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.48% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.018% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.018% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.018% fail on Lamp
  • 13% fail on Brakes (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Parking brake performance (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels (81% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Gradient hand brake (111 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Front wheels (69% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake operation (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.053% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.82% fail on Parking brake (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.64% fail on Electronic stability system (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.37% fail on Components
        • 0.30% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.018% fail on Pipes
      • 0.018% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.018% fail on Leaks
    • 0.39% fail on ABS (98% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake control components (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Anti-slip (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Restricted movement (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth (33% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.018% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.018% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (24% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Washers (54% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.089% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.3% fail on Suspension (72% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Wheel bearings (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Front (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Rear (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Suspension arms (53% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (56% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
    • 0.41% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.20% fail on Anti-roll bars (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (89% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.12% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (97% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Location
    • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front drive shafts (86% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Constant velocity joints (85% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.089% fail on Shock absorbers (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.089% fail on Condition (92% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.018% fail on Condition
    • 0.018% fail on Axles
      • 0.018% fail on Stub axle
  • 0.76% fail on Steering
    • 0.46% fail on Steering system (50% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Track rod end (77% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.071% fail on Drag link end (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Free play
        • 0.053% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.053% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.036% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
        • 0.018% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.25% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Operation (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.018% fail on Pump
    • 0.053% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.018% fail on Steering control
      • 0.018% fail on Steering column
  • 0.53% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.36% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Requirements
    • 0.18% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.18% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.53% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (62% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Fuel system (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on System (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Tank (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Pipe
      • 0.036% fail on Cap
      • 0.018% fail on Hose
    • 0.036% fail on Exhaust system (96% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Emissions
  • 0.37% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.27% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.089% fail on Body condition
    • 0.071% fail on Doors
      • 0.053% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.018% fail on Drivers
    • 0.053% fail on Spare wheel (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Seats
      • 0.018% fail on Passengers
      • 0.018% fail on Drivers
    • 0.018% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 0.018% fail on Condition
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