Volvo 240 MOT Results

Registered in 1988
56.2% pass rate
from 201 tests in 2017
(25% worse than other 1988 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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 240 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.00% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.50% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.50% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 2.0% fail on Tell tale
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.00% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (11 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.00% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (46 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Switch
    • 1.5% fail on Battery
    • 1.00% fail on Horn
    • 0.50% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.50% fail on Switch
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 10.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.5% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 8.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.5% fail on Components
        • 5.0% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes
      • 1.5% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Leaks
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.50% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.50% fail on Pedal
        • 0.50% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.50% fail on Restricted movement
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 7.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 7.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.50% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 6.0% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (21 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Attachment
    • 1.5% fail on Trailing arms (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tie bars/rods (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.00% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.00% fail on Condition
    • 1.00% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.00% fail on Front
    • 1.00% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.50% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.50% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.50% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
  • 15% fail on Driver's view of the road (89% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.50% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.50% fail on Windscreen
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.0% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Emissions
    • 1.00% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.50% fail on Cap
      • 0.50% fail on System
    • 1.00% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Requirements
      • 0.50% fail on Attachment
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.5% fail on Body condition
    • 1.00% fail on Doors
      • 0.50% fail on Drivers
      • 0.50% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.50% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.50% fail on Chassis
    • 0.50% fail on Seats
      • 0.50% fail on Drivers
  • 2.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.5% fail on Steering system
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.00% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate

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