Volvo 440 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
49.6% pass rate
from 123 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 440 is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 8.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.5% fail on Rear lamps (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front lamps
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.1% fail on Battery
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.3% fail on Individual lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.81% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.81% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.81% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 25% fail on Suspension
    • 8.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.5% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.6% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.81% fail on Spring mounting
    • 8.9% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Front drive shafts (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 8.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.4% fail on Condition
      • 0.81% fail on Location
    • 3.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.81% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.81% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.81% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.81% fail on Condition
    • 0.81% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.81% fail on Condition
    • 0.81% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.81% fail on Condition
    • 0.81% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.81% fail on Front
    • 0.81% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 22% fail on Brakes
    • 14% fail on Brake performance
      • 8.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 6.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 5.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
    • 7.3% fail on Hub components (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Brake pads (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
    • 5.7% fail on Parking brake (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 5.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.9% fail on Components
        • 4.1% fail on Hoses
        • 2.4% fail on Pipes
      • 1.6% fail on Leaks
    • 0.81% fail on ABS
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 6.5% fail on Emissions
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.81% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.81% fail on Pipe
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 8.1% fail on Wipers
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
  • 9.8% fail on Tyres
    • 7.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
  • 6.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 6.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 6.5% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.9% fail on Steering
    • 3.3% fail on Power steering (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pipes and hoses (9 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Operation
      • 0.81% fail on Other components
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
  • 3.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 2.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.81% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.81% fail on Body condition
    • 0.81% fail on Doors
      • 0.81% fail on Drivers
  • 0.81% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.81% fail on Condition

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