Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
79.7% pass rate
from 2,365 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.4% fail on Brakes (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Brake performance (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (174 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.34% fail on Rbt
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.085% fail on Decelerometer (33 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.085% fail on Service brake performance (34 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.13% fail on Rbt
          • 0.085% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.042% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.042% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.042% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.085% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.085% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.042% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.042% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.042% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.042% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.55% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Hand lever (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake control (200% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.042% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 5.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.042% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Position lamps (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp levelling device (19 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Headlamp (60% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.51% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.47% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.042% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.21% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.21% fail on Rear reflectors (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (77% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.085% fail on Trailer electrical socket (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Horn
    • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.042% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.042% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.042% fail on Size/type
  • 2.6% fail on Visibility (37% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.42% fail on Washers (68% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.042% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.042% fail on View to rear
      • 0.042% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.85% fail on Steering (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Power steering (51 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Operation (119 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.085% fail on Operation (64 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.085% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.042% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.042% fail on Steering play
      • 0.042% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.55% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.47% fail on Seat belts (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.30% fail on Suspension (87% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Suspension arms (88% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.042% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.042% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.042% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.042% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 0.30% fail on Body, chassis, structure (68% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.042% fail on Tank
      • 0.042% fail on System
    • 0.085% fail on Seats
      • 0.085% fail on Passenger's seat (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.042% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.042% fail on Carrier
    • 0.042% fail on Body
      • 0.042% fail on Other body component
  • 0.30% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (68% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Exhaust emissions (66% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.085% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.042% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Attachment
  • 0.17% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plates
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