Volvo 480 MOT Results

Registered in 1994
47.2% pass rate
from 53 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 480 is unusually good or bad.

  • 38% fail on Brakes (160% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 28% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 15% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 13% fail on Rear wheels (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.9% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 11% fail on Parking brake (12 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 11% fail on Condition (12 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 11% fail on Components
        • 5.7% fail on Pipes
        • 3.8% fail on Hoses
        • 1.9% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.9% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Leaks
    • 5.7% fail on Hub components
      • 3.8% fail on Brake calipers (21 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.9% fail on ABS
    • 1.9% fail on Restricted movement
  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 11% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 9.4% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Individual lamps (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on All direction indicators
    • 7.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear lamps
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 7.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Battery
    • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.9% fail on Fog lamp
  • 23% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 7.5% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.9% fail on Spring mounting
      • 1.9% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 5.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 5.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.8% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.8% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.9% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 15% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 11% fail on Exhaust system
    • 7.5% fail on Emissions
  • 9.4% fail on Tyres
    • 7.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
  • 9.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 9.4% fail on Wipers
  • 1.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas

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