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Volvo 740 MOT Results

61.9% pass rate
from 966 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 740 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (21% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type (52% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators (6.8% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on All direction indicators (1.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (26% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (26% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Switch (83% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Electrical equipment (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Battery(ies) (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Horn (13% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (51% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (64% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (15% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (57% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Position lamps (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 12% fail on Brakes (26% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Brake performance (17% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Service brake performance (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Rbt (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance (60% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake imbalance (1.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (9.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (16% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (63% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (0.063% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (3.5% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (29% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake performance not tested (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.1% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Cable (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Pivot
    • 0.62% fail on Hydraulic systems (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Reservoirs (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (5.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Hand lever (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal (49% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Flexible brake hoses (6.9% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Parking brake control (8.8% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Lever (8.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Rigid brake pipes (82% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2.3% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas (14% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (66% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.10% fail on Servos
    • 0.10% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (67% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure (83% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Chassis (3.6% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis condition (4.8% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Fuel system (32% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Hose (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Tank
      • 0.10% fail on Pipe
    • 0.52% fail on Transmission (61% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Prop shafts (76% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Flexible couplings (11 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Prop shaft (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Doors (36% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Other passenger's door (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition (72% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
    • 0.31% fail on Floor (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Towbar (4.4% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Vehicle structure (14% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Body (27% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Panel
      • 0.10% fail on Other body component
    • 0.21% fail on Seats (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.10% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.10% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.10% fail on Load security
      • 0.10% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.10% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.10% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.10% fail on Cabs
      • 0.10% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.10% fail on Undertray
  • 10% fail on Suspension (31% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms (35% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Pins and bushes (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover (45% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (93% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers (2.5% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.41% fail on Other suspension component (3.8% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint (43% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Wheel bearings (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Springs (54% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Coil springs (15% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Coil spring (36% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Mounting
    • 0.10% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.8% fail on Visibility (24% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Washers (14% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on View to rear (79% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Mirrors (80% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.0% fail on Steering (89% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Steering linkage components (51% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint (3.6% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Power steering (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Other components (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.41% fail on Steering play (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Steering wheel
  • 4.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (15% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (17% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Spark ignition (26% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions (18% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Emissions not tested (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Catalyst emissions (5.3% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Fluid leaks (1.4% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Engine oil leaks (1.3% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Other leaks (79% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.10% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 4.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Seat belts (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Size/type (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.41% fail on Identification of the vehicle (35% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plates (32% better than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 0.31% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Speedometer (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)