Volvo 240 MOT Results

Registered in 1993
53.0% pass rate
from 300 tests in 2020
(26% worse than other 1993 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 1993 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 240 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (46% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Stop lamp (130% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (180% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.33% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.67% fail on Horn
      • 0.33% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.33% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.0% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.67% fail on Suspension arm
    • 4.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension rods (10 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes (16 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.67% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.67% fail on Springs
      • 0.67% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.33% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.33% fail on Mounting
    • 0.67% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.67% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.67% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.33% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (87% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.33% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.67% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.33% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.67% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.67% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.67% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.33% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.33% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.33% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.33% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 12% fail on Visibility (66% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Washers (97% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Bonnet (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Driver's view
  • 9.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 7.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.33% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.33% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.33% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.33% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.33% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.33% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.33% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 8.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.0% fail on Chassis
      • 2.0% fail on Chassis condition
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Doors
      • 1.0% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.33% fail on Door condition
    • 0.67% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.33% fail on Tank
      • 0.33% fail on Pipe
    • 0.33% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.33% fail on Towbar
      • 0.33% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.33% fail on Load security
      • 0.33% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.33% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.33% fail on Cabs
      • 0.33% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 5.3% fail on Steering
    • 3.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.33% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.0% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.0% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering
      • 0.33% fail on Operation
    • 0.33% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.33% fail on Steering play
      • 0.33% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.33% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.33% fail on Registration plates

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