Volvo 240 MOT Results

Registered in 1990
58.1% pass rate
from 258 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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 240 is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (33% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (130% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Stop lamp (170% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.7% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.78% fail on Switch
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.39% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.39% fail on Switch
      • 0.39% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.78% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.6% fail on Battery
    • 0.78% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.78% fail on Lamp
    • 0.78% fail on Horn
    • 0.39% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 7.0% fail on Hub components (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Brake pads (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake back plates (35 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.39% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.39% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.9% fail on Components
        • 3.5% fail on Hoses
        • 0.39% fail on Pipes
      • 0.39% fail on Operation
    • 0.39% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal
        • 0.39% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.39% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.39% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.39% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 5.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.4% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.39% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (13 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.3% fail on Trailing arms (11 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (13 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Condition (23 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.78% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
    • 0.78% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.78% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.78% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.78% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.39% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Axles
      • 0.39% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.39% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.39% fail on Front
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.1% fail on Emissions
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.39% fail on Hose
      • 0.39% fail on Pipe
      • 0.39% fail on System
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 1.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Bonnet (6 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.0% fail on Steering
    • 4.3% fail on Steering system
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.39% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.39% fail on Other components
        • 0.39% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.78% fail on Power steering
      • 0.39% fail on Rams
      • 0.39% fail on Other components
  • 5.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.39% fail on Requirements
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
  • 2.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis
    • 0.78% fail on Body condition
    • 0.39% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.39% fail on Doors
      • 0.39% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.78% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment

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