Volvo 240 MOT Results

Registered in 1989
60.3% pass rate
from 297 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 240 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (31% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Position lamps (100% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Front lamps (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear lamps
    • 8.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (140% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.67% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.7% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.34% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Battery
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.0% fail on Horn
    • 0.34% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.34% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 8.1% fail on Washers (95% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Bonnet (8 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.67% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 3.4% fail on Hub components (170% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.34% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.34% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.0% fail on Components
        • 1.3% fail on Hoses
        • 1.0% fail on Pipes
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.34% fail on Leaks
    • 0.67% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.67% fail on Pedal
        • 0.67% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Restricted movement
  • 10% fail on Suspension
    • 5.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.7% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.67% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Trailing arms (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.67% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.67% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.34% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.34% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.34% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
  • 8.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.7% fail on Emissions
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Hose
      • 0.34% fail on Cap
      • 0.34% fail on System
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres (96% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth (170% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
  • 6.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Prescribed areas (160% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Requirements
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 3.7% fail on Steering system
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.67% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.0% fail on Steering operation (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Power steering
      • 0.34% fail on Operation
      • 0.34% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
  • 5.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.0% fail on Body condition
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis
    • 1.0% fail on Doors
      • 0.67% fail on Drivers
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.67% fail on Seats
      • 0.67% fail on Drivers
  • 2.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.34% fail on Towbars
    • 0.34% fail on Towbar
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment

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