Volvo 240 MOT Results

Registered in 1989
61.1% pass rate
from 321 tests in 2020
(21% worse than other 1989 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 240 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (79% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (79% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Switch
    • 5.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.93% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.62% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.31% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.6% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.93% fail on Horn
      • 0.62% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.62% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Visibility (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Washers (150% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.62% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.62% fail on View to rear
      • 0.62% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.31% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 5.3% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Suspension arm (15 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 5.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.62% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.93% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.62% fail on Axles
      • 0.62% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.31% fail on Axle
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.31% fail on Springs
      • 0.31% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.31% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.31% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.31% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.31% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.31% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.31% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 9.0% fail on Brakes
    • 5.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.93% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.93% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.62% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 0.93% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.31% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.31% fail on Brake drums
    • 1.6% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.31% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.31% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.31% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 6.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.93% fail on Chassis
      • 0.93% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.31% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.31% fail on Towbar
      • 0.31% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.31% fail on Seats
      • 0.31% fail on Driver's seat
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.93% fail on Condition
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.5% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.93% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
  • 2.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.93% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.31% fail on Size/type
  • 0.31% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plates

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