Volvo 740 MOT Results

Registered in 1988
59.7% pass rate
from 273 tests in 2020
(26% 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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.6% fail on Direction indicators (90% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Flashing type (90% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 2.6% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.73% fail on All direction indicators
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.9% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Horn
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.73% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.73% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.37% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 7.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt
          • 5.1% fail on Service brake performance (100% worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 4.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Pivot (26 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Cable
        • 0.37% fail on Linkage
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.37% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.73% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.73% fail on Lever
    • 0.73% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.37% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.37% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.37% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 11% fail on Visibility (59% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Wipers (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.37% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.37% fail on View to rear
      • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 8.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.73% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.37% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.73% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.73% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.37% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.37% fail on Springs
      • 0.37% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.37% fail on Coil spring
  • 9.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust system (120% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Chassis
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.1% fail on Floor (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Transmission
      • 0.73% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.37% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.37% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.37% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.37% fail on Towbar
      • 0.37% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.37% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.37% fail on Bracket
    • 0.37% fail on Seats
      • 0.37% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 7.3% fail on Steering
    • 4.4% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Operation
    • 2.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.37% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.73% fail on Power steering
      • 0.37% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.37% fail on Other components
    • 0.37% fail on Steering play
      • 0.37% fail on Steering rack
  • 7.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.9% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.73% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.37% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.37% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 2.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.5% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.37% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.73% fail on Size/type (8 times worse than other 1988 cars)
  • 4.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.73% fail on Condition
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.73% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.73% fail on Speedometer

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