Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
68.8% pass rate
from 3,893 tests in 2017
(27% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (78% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 10% fail on Position lamps (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Front lamps (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear lamps (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (39% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Switch (17 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Matched pair (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.026% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.10% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.57% fail on Stop lamp (65% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.44% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Trailer electrical socket (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 12% fail on Brakes (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Parking brake performance (15 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Rear wheels (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Gradient hand brake (103 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake operation (44 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake operation (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Front wheels (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.051% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.051% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.72% fail on Electronic stability system (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Parking brake (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on ABS (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Components
        • 0.10% fail on Hoses
        • 0.026% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.026% fail on Operation
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.026% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.026% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.026% fail on Cable
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition (31% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.051% fail on Size/type
  • 5.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers (39% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.3% fail on Suspension (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Suspension arms (62% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.28% fail on Front (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers (85% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Condition (97% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Location
    • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bars (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Front drive shafts (80% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Constant velocity joints (80% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.026% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 0.54% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.41% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Requirements
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.13% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.44% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.18% fail on Body condition
    • 0.13% fail on Spare wheel (30 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Seats
      • 0.077% fail on Passengers
    • 0.026% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.026% fail on Doors
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.41% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.33% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (62% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.18% fail on System (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Tank (20 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.026% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.26% fail on Steering (54% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Pipes and hoses (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Steering system (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.026% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.077% fail on Condition
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