Volvo 240 MOT Results

Registered in 1986
67.3% pass rate
from 52 tests in 2020
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 1986 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 240 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 9.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 3.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.8% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 9.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.9% fail on Axles
      • 1.9% fail on Axle
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension rods
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 9.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 3.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.9% fail on System
    • 1.9% fail on Body
      • 1.9% fail on Panel
  • 9.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 3.8% fail on Emissions not tested (9 times worse than other 1986 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 3.8% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.9% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 1.9% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 7.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes
    • 1.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.9% fail on Brake fluid
    • 1.9% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 1.9% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
  • 3.8% fail on Steering
    • 3.8% fail on Steering gear
      • 3.8% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition

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