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Volvo 240 MOT Results

62.7% pass rate
from 1,000 tests in 2020
(39% 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.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (36% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Switch (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators (8.7% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type (8.9% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (2.9% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters (64% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on All direction indicators (22% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (20% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (14% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (28% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Battery(ies) (70% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Horn (68% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.80% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Position lamps (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Position lamp (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Hazard warning (55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Switch (55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 10% fail on Visibility (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Washers (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Condition of glass (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Windscreen (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on View to rear (73% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Mirrors (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 10% fail on Suspension (33% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms (74% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Pins and bushes (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint dust cover (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Wheel bearings (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Springs (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Coil springs (37% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Coil spring (24% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Mounting
    • 0.50% fail on Other suspension component (25% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.40% fail on Shock absorbers (37% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Sub-frames (1.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (26% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.30% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Suspension rods (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Axles (43% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (21% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Anti-roll bars (69% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
  • 9.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust system (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Chassis (0.060% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis condition (1.2% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Body (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Other body component (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Panel
    • 0.60% fail on Seats (2.3% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Passenger's seat (92% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's seat (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Fuel system (34% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pipe (28% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (1.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Hose
    • 0.40% fail on Doors (17% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Other passenger's door (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Floor (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Towbar (0.85% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Vehicle structure (10% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Engine mounting (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.10% fail on Bracket
    • 0.20% fail on Cabs (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Prescribed areas (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers
  • 9.1% fail on Brakes (1.2% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Brake performance (6.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (8.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (4.8% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (2.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance (44% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (8.1% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (3.8% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (18% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (12% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (8.2% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (0.27% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance (30% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Rbt (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.70% fail on Parking brake performance (13% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (94% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs and drums (49% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Brake discs (35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.10% fail on Cable
    • 0.60% fail on Hydraulic systems (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Reservoirs (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.10% fail on Valves
    • 0.60% fail on Flexible brake hoses (55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (8.8% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pedal (1.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.30% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (61% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.10% fail on Low pressure warning
      • 0.10% fail on Air and vacuum systems
    • 0.10% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 8.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Spark ignition (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Catalyst emissions (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Emissions not tested (94% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (17 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.10% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.30% fail on Compression ignition (8.5% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.10% fail on NOx sensor
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks (80% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Engine oil leaks (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Other leaks
  • 3.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Steering (3.5% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components (4.2% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.6% fail on Steering gear (41% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Power steering (12% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other components (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
    • 0.10% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.10% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.10% fail on Steering play
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres (94% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle (21% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates (18% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.40% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Speedometer (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)