Volvo 740 MOT Results

Registered in 1990
56.2% pass rate
from 379 tests in 2017
(18% worse than other 1990 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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 740 is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.4% fail on Position lamps (96% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Front lamps (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 7.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (90% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp (100% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 4.7% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.53% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Battery (110% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.79% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.79% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (66% better than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (71% better than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.1% fail on Horn
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.26% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 4.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 4.2% fail on Hub components (180% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.26% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.8% fail on Components
        • 1.6% fail on Hoses
        • 0.26% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.79% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.53% fail on Operation
      • 0.26% fail on Leaks
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical components (11 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Cable (12 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.79% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.79% fail on Pedal
        • 0.53% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.26% fail on Condition
  • 15% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (79% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust system (170% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Emissions
    • 2.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.79% fail on Pipe
      • 0.79% fail on Cap
      • 0.26% fail on Tank
      • 0.26% fail on System
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 5.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.26% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.26% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.53% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.26% fail on Front
      • 0.26% fail on Rear
    • 0.26% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.79% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.1% fail on Steering
    • 4.2% fail on Steering system
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.53% fail on Free play
        • 0.53% fail on Steering rack
    • 2.4% fail on Power steering (190% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Operation
      • 0.26% fail on Drive system
      • 0.26% fail on Rams
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis
    • 0.79% fail on Speedometer (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Body condition
    • 0.26% fail on Seats
      • 0.26% fail on Passengers
      • 0.26% fail on Drivers
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate

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