Volvo 240 MOT Results

Registered in 1986
66.2% pass rate
from 68 tests in 2017
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.

  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 10% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 8.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.5% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1986 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.5% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 1.5% fail on Attachment
    • 1.5% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.5% fail on Front
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 7.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 5.9% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Tell tale
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters
  • 15% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 12% fail on Washers
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Mirrors (11 times worse than other 1986 cars)
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 5.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels
    • 2.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.9% fail on Components
        • 1.5% fail on Hoses
        • 1.5% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.5% fail on Leaks
    • 1.5% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.5% fail on Restricted movement
    • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.5% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 10% fail on Steering
    • 10% fail on Steering system
      • 5.9% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 1986 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Track rod end
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 10% fail on Emissions
    • 1.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.5% fail on Pipe
  • 5.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.9% fail on Body condition
    • 1.5% fail on Speedometer
    • 1.5% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis
  • 4.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
  • 2.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate

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