Volvo 240 MOT Results

Registered in 1987
61.7% pass rate
from 107 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 1987 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 240 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (60% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 7.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 7.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.93% fail on Switch
    • 6.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.7% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.93% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.93% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.93% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.93% fail on Horn
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 9.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt
          • 5.6% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.93% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.93% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.93% fail on Valves
    • 0.93% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.93% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.93% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.93% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.93% fail on Brake pads
  • 12% fail on Visibility
    • 8.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Driver's view (10 times worse than other 1987 cars)
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 6.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.9% fail on Suspension arm (8 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.93% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.93% fail on Springs
      • 0.93% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.93% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.93% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.93% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.93% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.93% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.93% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 6.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Requirements
      • 0.93% fail on Condition
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.7% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.93% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 4.7% fail on Steering
    • 2.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.93% fail on Other components
        • 0.93% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.93% fail on Power steering
      • 0.93% fail on Operation
      • 0.93% fail on Other components
    • 0.93% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.93% fail on Universal joint
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth

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