Volvo XC90 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
87.4% pass rate
from 5,536 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo XC90 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.5% fail on Tyres (28% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition (79% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (27% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Size/type
    • 0.054% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 3.0% fail on Brakes (51% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (90% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.16% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.16% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.22% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Rbt (84% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.036% fail on Service brake performance (80% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.036% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.018% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.018% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.072% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.072% fail on Pedal
    • 0.036% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.036% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.036% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.018% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.018% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.018% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 1.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (50% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Direction indicators (83% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Flashing type (83% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Side repeaters (86% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.054% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.054% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.054% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.054% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.036% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.018% fail on Horn
    • 0.018% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.018% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.018% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.018% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.018% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 1.8% fail on Visibility (38% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (36% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Washers (64% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.018% fail on Bonnet
  • 0.79% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (100% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Exhaust emissions (95% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Compression ignition (200% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.018% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.18% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.018% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.090% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.036% fail on Transmission oil leaks (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.61% fail on Identification of the vehicle (160% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Registration plates (150% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.45% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Track rod end (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.34% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
    • 0.072% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.018% fail on Airbags
      • 0.018% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.33% fail on Suspension (47% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.054% fail on Other suspension component (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on Ball joint dust cover (33 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.036% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.036% fail on Linkage (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.33% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.20% fail on Doors (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other passenger's door (21 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition (23 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.036% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.018% fail on Hose
    • 0.036% fail on Transmission
      • 0.036% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.036% fail on Joints
    • 0.036% fail on Body
      • 0.036% fail on Other body component
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.036% fail on Attachment
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  • Volvo XC90 (2015 on)
    Incredibly refined and quiet on the move, high quality cabin with room for seven, well equipped as standard.

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