Volvo 240 MOT Results

Registered in 1987
57.4% pass rate
from 122 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 1987 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 240 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 7.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 4.1% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.3% fail on Battery
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.82% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.5% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.82% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.82% fail on Horn
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (120% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 11% fail on Component mounting (170% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Spring mounting
    • 4.9% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.82% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tie bars/rods (6 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.82% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.82% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.82% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.82% fail on Attachment
    • 0.82% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.82% fail on Front
    • 0.82% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.82% fail on Condition
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 5.7% fail on Washers
    • 2.5% fail on Bonnet (10 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Mirrors
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 8.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.7% fail on Components
        • 3.3% fail on Pipes
        • 1.6% fail on Hoses
        • 0.82% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.6% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (6 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Leaks
    • 3.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.82% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.82% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.82% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.82% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.82% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.82% fail on Condition
    • 0.82% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.82% fail on Pedal
        • 0.82% fail on Condition
    • 0.82% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.82% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.82% fail on Hub components
      • 0.82% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.82% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.82% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 9.8% fail on Steering
    • 8.2% fail on Steering system
      • 4.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.82% fail on Free play
        • 0.82% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.82% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.82% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.82% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.82% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.82% fail on Power steering
      • 0.82% fail on Other components
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres (150% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.82% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.7% fail on Prescribed areas (170% worse than other 1987 cars)
  • 5.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.82% fail on Emissions
    • 0.82% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition
    • 0.82% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.82% fail on Chassis
    • 0.82% fail on Doors
      • 0.82% fail on Drivers
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.82% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.82% fail on Condition

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