Volvo 240 MOT Results

Registered in 1990
58.6% pass rate
from 273 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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 240 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 5.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 5.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Switch
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (190% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.8% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.37% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.37% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.37% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.37% fail on Side repeaters
  • 16% fail on Suspension (46% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 6.2% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.73% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.73% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension rods (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (21 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.73% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.37% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.73% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.37% fail on Axles
      • 0.37% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.37% fail on Springs
      • 0.37% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.37% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.37% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.37% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 12% fail on Visibility (76% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Washers (82% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.73% fail on Condition of glass (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Windscreen (7 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Driver's view
  • 9.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Chassis
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.73% fail on Load security (63 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Tailgate (63 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Tailgate condition
        • 0.37% fail on Other tailgate component
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.37% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.37% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.37% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.37% fail on Doors
      • 0.37% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.37% fail on Door condition
    • 0.37% fail on Seats
      • 0.37% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.37% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 7.3% fail on Brakes
    • 6.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.37% fail on Rbt
          • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.73% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.73% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.37% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.73% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.73% fail on Pedal
    • 0.37% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 5.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.8% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Requirements
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
  • 2.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.37% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.8% fail on Steering
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.37% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.37% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.37% fail on Power steering
      • 0.37% fail on Other components

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