Volvo 340 MOT Results

Registered in 1988
58.8% pass rate
from 85 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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 340 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 13% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.4% fail on Spring mounting
      • 1.2% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
      • 1.2% fail on Location
    • 1.2% fail on Leaf springs
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts
      • 1.2% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 1.2% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 20% fail on Brakes
    • 16% fail on Brake performance
      • 11% fail on Rear wheels (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 8.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 7.1% fail on Components
        • 3.5% fail on Pipes
        • 3.5% fail on Hoses
      • 2.4% fail on Leaks
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 1.2% fail on Operation
  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 7.1% fail on Fog lamp
    • 5.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.2% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.4% fail on Battery
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp
  • 16% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (95% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Emissions
    • 7.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Tank
      • 1.2% fail on System
  • 7.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.5% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 3.5% fail on Chassis
    • 2.4% fail on Doors
      • 1.2% fail on Drivers
      • 1.2% fail on Passengers other
    • 2.4% fail on Seats
      • 2.4% fail on Drivers
  • 5.9% fail on Steering
    • 5.9% fail on Steering system
      • 5.9% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
  • 4.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.7% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
  • 2.4% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Size/type
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate

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