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Volvo 740 MOT Results

60.1% pass rate
from 1,181 tests in 2020
(44% 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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.9% fail on Battery(ies) (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.085% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.42% fail on Switch
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.085% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.76% fail on Headlamps (75% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Headlamp (74% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.17% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.085% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.085% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Suspension (46% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.17% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.68% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.085% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.085% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.51% fail on Springs
      • 0.51% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.51% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.42% fail on Wheel bearings (72% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.25% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.17% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.085% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.085% fail on Axles
      • 0.085% fail on Axle
    • 0.085% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.085% fail on Ball joint
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 7.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.0% fail on Service brake performance (80% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Rbt (87% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 5.5% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.85% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.85% fail on Rbt
          • 0.68% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.68% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (77% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance (67% better than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (86% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Cable (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Pivot (16 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Linkage
      • 0.85% fail on Brake discs and drums (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.76% fail on Brake discs (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Brake drums
    • 0.85% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.85% fail on Lever
    • 0.59% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.42% fail on Pedal
      • 0.17% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.25% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.17% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.17% fail on Rigid brake pipes (86% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.17% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust system (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Chassis (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis condition (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.42% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.085% fail on Tank
    • 0.51% fail on Transmission (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.25% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.17% fail on Flexible couplings (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.42% fail on Floor
    • 0.25% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
      • 0.085% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.085% fail on Door condition
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.085% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Panel
    • 0.085% fail on Towbar
      • 0.085% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.085% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.085% fail on Bracket
    • 0.085% fail on Undertray
  • 8.7% fail on Visibility (36% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.51% fail on View to rear
      • 0.51% fail on Mirrors (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.085% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.085% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.93% fail on Emissions not tested (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.25% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.25% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 1.3% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.085% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.085% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.085% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.17% fail on Noise suppression (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.085% fail on Undertray
  • 5.7% fail on Steering (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Steering gear (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Operation
    • 1.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.085% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.085% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.25% fail on Other components
      • 0.17% fail on Rams (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Steering play
      • 0.25% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.085% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Seat belts (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Condition
      • 0.085% fail on Requirements
      • 0.085% fail on Pre-tensioners
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (90% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Size/type (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.42% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.42% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.085% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.085% fail on Attachment