Volvo 480 MOT Results

Registered in 1995
51.8% pass rate
from 85 tests in 2020
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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 480 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Brakes (100% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 22% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 18% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 18% fail on Rbt (sp) (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 2.4% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (13 times worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 4.7% fail on Parking brake control (8 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Lever (8 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 25% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 12% fail on Headlamp aim (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (190% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (10 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Headlamps (200% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.4% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.2% fail on Horn
    • 1.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.2% fail on Switch
  • 19% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 18% fail on Exhaust emissions (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 18% fail on Spark ignition (160% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 13% fail on Catalyst emissions (140% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 2.4% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 7.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Springs
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension rods
      • 1.2% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 7.1% fail on Transmission
      • 7.1% fail on Drive shafts (190% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Joints (190% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame
        • 1.2% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.2% fail on Engine mounting
      • 1.2% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 12% fail on Visibility
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers
    • 5.9% fail on Washers
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Attachment
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.2% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Condition

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