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Volvo 140 MOT Results

67.0% pass rate
from 100 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 140 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Battery (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 6.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 2.0% fail on Tell tales (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.0% fail on Horn
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Front lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.0% fail on Components
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes
      • 2.0% fail on Leaks
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Restricted movement
  • 9.0% fail on Suspension
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (27 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.0% fail on Component mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Trailing arms
      • 1.0% fail on Attachment
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 7.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.0% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 6.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.0% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 3.0% fail on Chassis
    • 2.0% fail on Spare wheel (256 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Body condition
  • 4.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.0% fail on Pipe
      • 1.0% fail on Cap
  • 2.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering system
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate