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Volvo 480 MOT Results

64.2% pass rate
from 53 tests in 2020
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 480 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 7.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt
          • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.7% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 5.7% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Hand lever (21 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pedal
    • 3.8% fail on Parking brake control (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Lever (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 1.9% fail on Servos
    • 1.9% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 9.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 7.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (14 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (17 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (90 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (66 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage
    • 7.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.8% fail on Emissions not tested (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 3.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Seats
      • 1.9% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 1.9% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plates