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Volvo 120 MOT Results

67.9% pass rate
from 109 tests in 2020
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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.92% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.92% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.8% fail on Horn
      • 0.92% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 6.4% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (17 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.92% fail on Ball joint
    • 6.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.92% fail on Springs
      • 0.92% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.92% fail on Mounting
    • 0.92% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.92% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.92% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 6.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.92% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.92% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 0.92% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.92% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.92% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.92% fail on Brake pads
  • 7.3% fail on Steering
    • 6.4% fail on Steering linkage components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Track rod end (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.92% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.92% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.92% fail on Steering box
    • 0.92% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.8% fail on Doors
      • 0.92% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.92% fail on Door condition
      • 0.92% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.92% fail on Door condition
    • 0.92% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.92% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.92% fail on Chassis
      • 0.92% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.92% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.92% fail on Transmission
      • 0.92% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.92% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.92% fail on Body
      • 0.92% fail on Panel
  • 1.8% fail on Visibility
    • 0.92% fail on Wipers
    • 0.92% fail on Washers
  • 0.92% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.92% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.92% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.92% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 0.92% fail on Tyres
    • 0.92% fail on Tread depth