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Volvo P1800 MOT Results

79.8% pass rate
from 317 tests in 2017
(31% better than other pre-1990 cars)
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 P1800 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.63% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.63% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.32% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.32% fail on Switch
      • 0.32% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Tell tales (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.95% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.32% fail on Switch
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.32% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Horn
    • 0.95% fail on Battery
    • 0.95% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.63% fail on Lamp
      • 0.63% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.32% fail on Switch
    • 0.32% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 7.3% fail on Brakes
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance (47% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.95% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.95% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.32% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.95% fail on Components
        • 0.95% fail on Hoses
      • 0.63% fail on Leaks
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.32% fail on Cable
    • 0.32% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.32% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.32% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.32% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.32% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 4.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
  • 2.8% fail on Suspension (71% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.6% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.63% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.63% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.32% fail on Front
      • 0.32% fail on Rear
    • 0.32% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
  • 2.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering system
      • 0.63% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.32% fail on Free play
        • 0.32% fail on Steering box
      • 0.32% fail on Steering box
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.32% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.32% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.32% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.32% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (62% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.32% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on System
  • 1.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.63% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.63% fail on Chassis
    • 0.32% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.32% fail on Body condition
  • 0.63% fail on Tyres
    • 0.63% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Tread depth
  • 0.32% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plate
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