Volvo 240 MOT Results

Registered in 1991
66.9% pass rate
from 175 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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 240 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp (120% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 5.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 5.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.3% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.57% fail on Horn
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.57% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.57% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.57% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.1% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.57% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.57% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.57% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.57% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint
  • 9.7% fail on Brakes
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt
          • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 4.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (190% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.57% fail on Lever
  • 8.0% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on View to rear (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Mirrors (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Steering
    • 5.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end (170% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.57% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.57% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.57% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.57% fail on Steering column
    • 0.57% fail on Steering play
      • 0.57% fail on Steering rack
  • 6.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.1% fail on Chassis
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.57% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.57% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 4.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.3% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.57% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.57% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.57% fail on Requirements
      • 0.57% fail on Condition
  • 2.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.57% fail on Size/type
    • 0.57% fail on Condition
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.57% fail on Attachment

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