Volvo 740 MOT Results

Registered in 1988
53.2% pass rate
from 314 tests in 2017
(34% worse than other 1988 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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 740 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.3% fail on Registration plate lamp (130% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Position lamps (94% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Front lamps (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.32% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.64% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.9% fail on Battery
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (69% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Horn
    • 0.96% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.96% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.32% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.64% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.32% fail on Lamp
      • 0.32% fail on Switch
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 7.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.4% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.96% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.96% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.64% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment
    • 0.96% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.64% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.64% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 4.1% fail on Hub components (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.32% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.9% fail on Components
        • 1.6% fail on Hoses
        • 0.32% fail on Pipes
    • 1.6% fail on Mechanical components (7 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Cable (8 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.64% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.64% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.32% fail on Restricted movement
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (58% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Exhaust system (130% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Emissions
    • 3.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.6% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on System
      • 0.32% fail on Tank
      • 0.32% fail on Hose
      • 0.32% fail on Cap
    • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.2% fail on Steering (84% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Steering system (93% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.64% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.64% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.32% fail on Free play
        • 0.32% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.96% fail on Power steering
      • 0.32% fail on Pump
      • 0.32% fail on Rams
      • 0.32% fail on Other components
    • 0.32% fail on Steering control
      • 0.32% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.32% fail on Universal joint
  • 9.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (91% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Seat belts (91% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
    • 0.32% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.9% fail on Body condition
    • 1.6% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis
    • 0.64% fail on Doors
      • 0.64% fail on Passengers other
  • 1.9% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.64% fail on Towbars
    • 0.64% fail on Vehicle structure

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