Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
65.0% pass rate
from 4,530 tests in 2020
(13% 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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (47% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Position lamps (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Position lamp (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Side repeaters (69% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (25% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.022% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.95% fail on Stop lamp (58% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Outline marker lamps (75 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Outline marker lamp (81 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on All outline marker lamps (42 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.49% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.49% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.29% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Electrical equipment (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Horn
    • 0.044% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.044% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.022% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.022% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.022% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 16% fail on Brakes (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (117 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (125 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.044% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.29% fail on Decelerometer (42 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (69 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.044% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.044% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Service brake performance (40% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt (43% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.66% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.044% fail on Service brake imbalance (83% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.29% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (25 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.088% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (27% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (28% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.79% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.044% fail on Cable
        • 0.044% fail on Lever
        • 0.044% fail on Linkage (22 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Electronic stability control (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Anti-lock braking system (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Parking brake control (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Lever (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.20% fail on Flexible brake hoses (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.044% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.022% fail on Reservoirs
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.044% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Visibility
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.088% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.044% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.044% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.044% fail on View to rear
      • 0.044% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.022% fail on Bonnet
  • 1.8% fail on Suspension (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Suspension arms (63% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pins and bushes (50% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.044% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.20% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.20% fail on Springs (94% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Coil spring (94% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Anti-roll bars (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Linkage ball joints (92% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.088% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.088% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.066% fail on Shock absorbers (94% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 1.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (68% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Seat belts (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment
      • 0.022% fail on Requirements
    • 0.29% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.95% fail on Body, chassis, structure (59% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Spare wheel (33 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Spare wheel condition (28 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Carrier (39 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.066% fail on Panel (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.044% fail on Tank
      • 0.022% fail on Hose
      • 0.022% fail on Pipe
      • 0.022% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.022% fail on System
    • 0.11% fail on Transmission (88% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Joints (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.022% fail on Joints
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.088% fail on Passenger's seat (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.066% fail on Doors
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.022% fail on Hinge
      • 0.022% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition
      • 0.022% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.022% fail on Door condition
    • 0.044% fail on Exhaust system (95% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.044% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.022% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.022% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.022% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.53% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.53% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.49% fail on Steering (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Steering linkage components (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Track rod end (76% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Other components
    • 0.044% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.044% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.044% fail on Steering column (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Steering play
      • 0.044% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.44% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Exhaust emissions (80% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Compression ignition (59% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (70% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.022% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.088% fail on Spark ignition (92% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.088% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (86% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.066% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on Condition
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