Volvo 740 MOT Results

Registered in 1987
58.4% pass rate
from 125 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 1987 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 740 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (200% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 9.6% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Side repeaters (200% worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.80% fail on All direction indicators
    • 6.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Battery
    • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.80% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.80% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Horn
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 6.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.6% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.80% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.6% fail on Tie bars/rods (6 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Condition
      • 0.80% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.80% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.80% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.80% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.80% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.80% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.80% fail on Front
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.80% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 4.0% fail on Hub components (2 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.80% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.80% fail on Condition
    • 0.80% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.80% fail on Components
        • 0.80% fail on Hoses
    • 0.80% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.80% fail on Operation
    • 0.80% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.80% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 8.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions
  • 7.2% fail on Steering
    • 6.4% fail on Steering system
      • 4.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.80% fail on Free play
        • 0.80% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.80% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.80% fail on Power steering
      • 0.80% fail on Rams
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
  • 4.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 3.2% fail on Chassis
    • 0.80% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.80% fail on Body condition
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.80% fail on Condition
    • 0.80% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.80% fail on Condition

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