Volvo 740 MOT Results

Registered in 1989
54.7% pass rate
from 391 tests in 2017
(29% worse than other 1989 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 740 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (130% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Rear lamps (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.3% fail on Battery (170% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.6% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.77% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (65% better than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Horn
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (70% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp (84% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.26% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.26% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.26% fail on Switch
    • 0.51% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.51% fail on Lamp
      • 0.26% fail on Switch
    • 0.26% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 9.5% fail on Prescribed areas (63% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Component mounting (100% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.26% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (160% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.77% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.26% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.26% fail on Rear
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.9% fail on Front wheels (72% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.51% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical components (9 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Cable (10 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.51% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.0% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.77% fail on Hydraulic systems (83% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Components (80% better than other 1989 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Pipes
        • 0.26% fail on Hoses
        • 0.26% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on ABS
  • 12% fail on Driver's view of the road (51% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 5.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust system (73% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Emissions
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.0% fail on Cap (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Pipe
    • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.4% fail on Steering
    • 5.6% fail on Steering system
      • 3.1% fail on Steering rack (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.51% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering
      • 0.77% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Operation
      • 0.26% fail on Other components
    • 0.26% fail on Steering control
      • 0.26% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.26% fail on Universal joint
  • 7.4% fail on Tyres (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth (130% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Valve stem (8 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.0% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.0% fail on Chassis
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition
    • 0.51% fail on Seats
      • 0.26% fail on Passengers
      • 0.26% fail on Drivers
    • 0.26% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Passengers other
  • 3.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
      • 0.26% fail on Requirements
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.26% fail on Towbars
    • 0.26% fail on Towbar
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Condition

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