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Volvo 120 MOT Results

71.1% pass rate
from 235 tests in 2017
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 120 is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.85% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.43% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.43% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.43% fail on Switch
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Horn
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.85% fail on Battery
    • 0.85% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.43% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.43% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.43% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.43% fail on Tell tale
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.85% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 3.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.6% fail on Components
        • 1.3% fail on Pipes
        • 1.3% fail on Hoses
      • 0.85% fail on Leaks
    • 0.85% fail on Hub components
      • 0.43% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.43% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.43% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 7.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Drivers (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Passengers front (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition
    • 0.43% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.43% fail on Seats
      • 0.43% fail on Drivers
    • 0.43% fail on Spare wheel
  • 7.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.43% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.4% fail on Suspension
    • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.7% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.43% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.85% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.85% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.85% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment
    • 0.85% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.43% fail on Front
      • 0.43% fail on Rear
    • 0.43% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.43% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.43% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 5.5% fail on Steering
    • 5.1% fail on Steering system
      • 2.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.85% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.43% fail on Free play
        • 0.43% fail on Steering box
      • 0.43% fail on Steering box
      • 0.43% fail on Other components
        • 0.43% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.43% fail on Steering control
      • 0.43% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.43% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.43% fail on Hose
      • 0.43% fail on Cap
      • 0.43% fail on System
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
  • 0.43% fail on Tyres
    • 0.43% fail on Condition
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment
  • 0.43% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plate