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Volvo 240 MOT Results

62.6% pass rate
from 1,219 tests in 2020
(34% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
Number of tests by age
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 240 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (30% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp (84% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (94% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (94% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Switch
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.82% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.66% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.90% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.74% fail on Horn
    • 0.57% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Suspension (56% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Suspension arm (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.082% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.082% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.66% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.57% fail on Springs
      • 0.33% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.33% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.16% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.082% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.082% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 0.57% fail on Suspension rods (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.49% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.41% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.082% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.082% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.33% fail on Axles
      • 0.25% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Axle (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.25% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.082% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 11% fail on Visibility (68% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Washers (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers (54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Driver's view (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Condition of glass (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Windscreen (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.16% fail on View to rear
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.2% fail on Brakes
    • 6.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.98% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.66% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.66% fail on Rbt
          • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.082% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.16% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.082% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.98% fail on Flexible brake hoses (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.33% fail on Valves (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.082% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
      • 0.082% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.25% fail on Rigid brake pipes (80% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.082% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.082% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.082% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.082% fail on Servos
    • 0.082% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.082% fail on Lever
    • 0.082% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.082% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 8.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.33% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.082% fail on System
    • 0.33% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.33% fail on Engine mounting (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Engine mounting condition (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Bracket
    • 0.25% fail on Towbar
      • 0.25% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.25% fail on Floor
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.082% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.16% fail on Body
      • 0.082% fail on Panel
      • 0.082% fail on Other body component
    • 0.16% fail on Load security (26 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Tailgate (42 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Tailgate condition
        • 0.082% fail on Other tailgate component
    • 0.16% fail on Doors
      • 0.082% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.082% fail on Door condition
      • 0.082% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.082% fail on Door condition
  • 5.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Seat belts (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Requirements
  • 4.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.7% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.41% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.082% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.25% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.082% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.082% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.082% fail on Other components
        • 0.082% fail on Steering linkage
    • 1.5% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.25% fail on Power steering
      • 0.25% fail on Other components
      • 0.082% fail on Operation
    • 0.082% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.082% fail on Universal joint
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Size/type
  • 0.16% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.16% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.082% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.082% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.082% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.082% fail on Attachment