Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
80.2% pass rate
from 2,579 tests in 2017
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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (78% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Front lamps (82% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.039% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.74% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.078% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.62% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.62% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.58% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.039% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.54% fail on Registration plate lamp (71% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Fog lamp (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Trailer electrical socket (28 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.039% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 7.1% fail on Brakes (85% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.12% fail on Gradient hand brake (80 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Parking brake operation (43 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Brake operation (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.039% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.89% fail on Electronic stability system (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.31% fail on Components
        • 0.31% fail on Hoses (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on ABS
    • 0.16% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
        • 0.12% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.039% fail on Condition
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.70% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.078% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.78% fail on Suspension (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.16% fail on Shock absorbers (69% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Location
      • 0.039% fail on Condition
    • 0.078% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.039% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment
    • 0.039% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.039% fail on Front
  • 0.66% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.039% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.43% fail on Steering
    • 0.39% fail on Power steering (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Operation (23 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Pipes and hoses (19 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Other components
    • 0.039% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.39% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.16% fail on Body condition
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Spare wheel (61 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Doors
      • 0.039% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.35% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.23% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.12% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.078% fail on Hose (41 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on System
  • 0.078% fail on Towbars (55 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Towbar
    • 0.039% fail on Detachable tow ball
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