Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
73.7% pass rate
from 3,073 tests in 2020
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.

  • 12% fail on Brakes (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Brake performance (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (131 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Gradient tester (sp) (69 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.033% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.065% fail on Decelerometer (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.065% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (30 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (56% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance (51% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.033% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.065% fail on Decelerometer (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.065% fail on Service brake performance (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.033% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.098% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.065% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.065% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.033% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.065% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.098% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.033% fail on Cable
        • 0.033% fail on Lever
        • 0.033% fail on Clevis joint
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Electronic stability control (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.39% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.39% fail on Lever (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.098% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.033% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.033% fail on Other components
  • 7.5% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.065% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (41% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Headlamp (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.65% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.36% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.098% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (56% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 0.16% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.098% fail on Trailer electrical socket (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.098% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.098% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.065% fail on Outline marker lamps (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Outline marker lamp (20 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.033% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Visibility
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.098% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.065% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.065% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.033% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.033% fail on View to rear
      • 0.033% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.1% fail on Suspension (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Suspension arms (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Pins and bushes (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers (59% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Anti-roll bars (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Linkage ball joints (84% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.098% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.033% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.065% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.065% fail on Springs (98% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Coil spring (98% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.033% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.65% fail on Identification of the vehicle (94% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Registration plates (95% worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.62% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (57% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Exhaust emissions (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.26% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.065% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.033% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.033% fail on Particulate filter
      • 0.20% fail on Spark ignition (76% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.065% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.033% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.033% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.59% fail on Steering
    • 0.29% fail on Power steering (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Operation (16 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.033% fail on Pump
      • 0.033% fail on Other components
    • 0.16% fail on Steering linkage components (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.065% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.033% fail on Operation
      • 0.033% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.065% fail on Steering play
      • 0.065% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.033% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.033% fail on Steering column
  • 0.55% fail on Body, chassis, structure (68% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Passenger's seat (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Body
      • 0.065% fail on Panel (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Other body component
    • 0.065% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.033% fail on Hose
      • 0.033% fail on System
    • 0.065% fail on Transmission (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Joints (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.033% fail on Towbar
      • 0.033% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.033% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.033% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.033% fail on Load security
      • 0.033% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.033% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.033% fail on Doors
      • 0.033% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.033% fail on Hinge
  • 0.55% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.49% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Requirements
    • 0.065% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 0.033% fail on Condition
  • 0.033% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.033% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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