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Volvo 240 MOT Results

59.9% pass rate
from 1,222 tests in 2017
(38% 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.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps (53% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Front lamps (73% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Fog lamp (77% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Tell tale (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.41% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.082% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.25% fail on Switch
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.16% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (38 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.082% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.082% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.7% fail on Battery (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Horn
    • 0.33% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.16% fail on Lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 14% fail on Suspension (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Prescribed areas (70% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Component mounting (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.25% fail on Spring mounting (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Condition (12 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment
    • 1.2% fail on Trailing arms (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (13 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.82% fail on Tie bars/rods (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings (57% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Front
    • 0.49% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Location
    • 0.49% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.082% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.082% fail on Condition
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment
    • 0.33% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Torque/reaction arms (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.082% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.082% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.082% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.082% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.082% fail on Axles
      • 0.082% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.98% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.082% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.082% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Components (56% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Hoses (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.25% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.82% fail on Leaks
      • 0.49% fail on Operation
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake back plates (19 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.16% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.49% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.49% fail on Pedal
        • 0.33% fail on Condition
        • 0.16% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.41% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.25% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.082% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.082% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.082% fail on Locking devices
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (53% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Washers
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (70% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Bonnet (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.082% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 9.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (70% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Emissions (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.33% fail on System
      • 0.25% fail on Hose
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
      • 0.16% fail on Cap
    • 0.65% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Seat belts (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Condition
      • 0.25% fail on Requirements
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment
  • 5.2% fail on Steering
    • 4.5% fail on Steering system
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.41% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.082% fail on Free play
        • 0.082% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.082% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.082% fail on Other components
        • 0.082% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.49% fail on Power steering
      • 0.33% fail on Other components
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
      • 0.082% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.082% fail on Rams
    • 0.33% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres (99% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
    • 0.082% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition
    • 0.90% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.90% fail on Chassis
    • 0.82% fail on Doors
      • 0.41% fail on Drivers
      • 0.33% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.082% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers
    • 0.16% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.16% fail on Speedometer
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment
    • 0.082% fail on Condition
  • 0.16% fail on Towbars
    • 0.082% fail on Towbar
    • 0.082% fail on Vehicle structure