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Volvo 740 MOT Results

55.8% pass rate
from 1,312 tests in 2017
(51% 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.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Position lamps (96% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Front lamps (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear lamps (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp (86% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Fog lamp (65% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.23% fail on Switch
    • 3.2% fail on Battery (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Horn
    • 0.84% fail on Headlamps (75% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Headlamp (77% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (36 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.076% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.076% fail on Switch
    • 0.30% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.23% fail on Lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 0.076% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.076% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.076% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Suspension (50% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Prescribed areas (84% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Component mounting (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.3% fail on Front suspension joints (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
      • 0.076% fail on Location
    • 0.53% fail on Tie bars/rods (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings (78% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Front (79% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear
    • 0.30% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.30% fail on Condition (17 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.076% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.076% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 14% fail on Brakes (23% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.076% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.076% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.076% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (50% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Components (48% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Hoses
        • 0.15% fail on Pipes (89% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.30% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.076% fail on Leaks
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical components (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Cable (13 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Linkage
    • 0.84% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.84% fail on Condition
    • 0.84% fail on Restricted movement (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.076% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.23% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.076% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.076% fail on Operation
    • 0.076% fail on ABS
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Emissions (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.69% fail on Pipe
      • 0.61% fail on Cap
      • 0.23% fail on System
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
      • 0.076% fail on Hose
    • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (88% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.076% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.0% fail on Steering (55% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Steering system (54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end (82% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Steering rack (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.30% fail on Free play
        • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
      • 0.23% fail on Rams (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Drive system
      • 0.076% fail on Pump
    • 0.15% fail on Steering control
      • 0.15% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.15% fail on Universal joint
  • 5.9% fail on Tyres (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
    • 0.30% fail on Valve stem (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 4.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Seat belts (98% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Requirements
  • 3.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.8% fail on Vehicle structure (73% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis (73% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition
    • 0.30% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.23% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.30% fail on Towbars
    • 0.23% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.076% fail on Towbar
  • 0.076% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.076% fail on Condition