Volvo 480 MOT Results

Registered in 1993
45.6% pass rate
from 57 tests in 2020
(46% 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 480 is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Brakes (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 26% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 21% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 21% fail on Rbt (sp) (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 7.0% fail on Rbt
          • 7.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 8.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 8.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 7.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance
      • 8.8% fail on Parking brake performance (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 8.8% fail on Rbt (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
          • 8.8% fail on Parking brake performance (8 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (14 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Hand lever (29 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pedal
    • 3.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.8% fail on Lever
  • 30% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (87% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 7.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 7.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 5.3% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 3.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 8.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.3% fail on Springs (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Coil springs (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Coil spring
        • 1.8% fail on Mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 14% fail on Visibility
    • 12% fail on Washers (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
  • 7.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.8% fail on Chassis
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Transmission
      • 1.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.8% fail on Joints
  • 7.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 7.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.3% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 5.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.8% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.8% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.8% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.8% fail on Size/type

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