Volvo 740 MOT Results

Registered in 1989
63.2% pass rate
from 337 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 740 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.30% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.30% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.89% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.89% fail on Horn
    • 0.89% fail on Headlamps (73% better than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.89% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 7.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (72% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.89% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.59% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.59% fail on Linkage (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.59% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.30% fail on Springs
      • 0.30% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.30% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.30% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.30% fail on Sub-frame
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 8.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.5% fail on Service brake performance (99% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Rbt (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
          • 5.9% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 1989 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 0.89% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.30% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.89% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.89% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.89% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.59% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.59% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.30% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.30% fail on Cable
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.89% fail on Pedal
      • 0.30% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.89% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.89% fail on Lever
    • 0.30% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.30% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.30% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 9.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Chassis
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.59% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.30% fail on Pipe
      • 0.30% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.59% fail on Transmission
      • 0.59% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.30% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.30% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.59% fail on Doors
      • 0.30% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.30% fail on Door condition
      • 0.30% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.30% fail on Door condition
    • 0.30% fail on Body
      • 0.30% fail on Panel
    • 0.30% fail on Seats
      • 0.30% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.30% fail on Undertray
  • 7.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.30% fail on View to rear
      • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.7% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.30% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.89% fail on Power steering
      • 0.89% fail on Operation (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.59% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.30% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 0.30% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.30% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.2% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.30% fail on Other leaks
  • 2.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.30% fail on Pre-tensioners
  • 2.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.59% fail on Condition
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
  • 0.89% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.89% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.59% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.59% fail on Speedometer

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