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Volvo 480 MOT Results

63.5% pass rate
from 52 tests in 2017
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.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 13% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Front lamps (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Battery
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 1.9% fail on Headlamp levelling device
  • 23% fail on Brakes
    • 19% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 15% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels
    • 7.7% fail on Parking brake (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components
      • 3.8% fail on Brake pads (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 5.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.8% fail on Component mounting
    • 3.8% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 3.8% fail on Front
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
  • 7.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions
  • 3.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.9% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.9% fail on Chassis
    • 1.9% fail on Body condition