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Volvo 340 MOT Results

60.3% pass rate
from 297 tests in 2020
(42% 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 340 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Brakes (90% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 8.1% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 6.7% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 6.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 5.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 6.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.34% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.34% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.67% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.67% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.34% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.34% fail on Cable
    • 0.67% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.67% fail on Lever
    • 0.67% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.67% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.67% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
    • 0.34% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.0% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.34% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.67% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.34% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.34% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.0% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.67% fail on Horn
      • 0.34% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.34% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.7% fail on Doors (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Driver's door (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Door condition (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.67% fail on Door condition
      • 0.67% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.67% fail on Door condition
    • 1.0% fail on Chassis
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.67% fail on Hose
      • 0.34% fail on System
    • 1.0% fail on Body
      • 0.67% fail on Other body component (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Panel
    • 0.67% fail on Bumpers (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Transmission
      • 0.67% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.34% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.34% fail on Joints
    • 0.67% fail on Seats
      • 0.34% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.34% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 6.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Coil springs (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Coil spring (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.67% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.34% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.34% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.34% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.34% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.34% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.4% fail on Visibility
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.34% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.34% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.4% fail on Spark ignition (90% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.34% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.34% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Other leaks
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.7% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.7% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Operation
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.67% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.34% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.34% fail on Locking devices
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.67% fail on Size/type (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
  • 0.34% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Condition