Volvo 740 MOT Results

Registered in 1991
57.0% pass rate
from 86 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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 740 is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 10% fail on Stop lamp (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 4.7% fail on Horn
    • 3.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.2% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt
          • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 5.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
        • 1.2% fail on Brake drums
      • 2.3% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (10 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Cable (13 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
    • 3.5% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Hand lever (11 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pedal
    • 2.3% fail on Parking brake control
      • 2.3% fail on Lever
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 8.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.2% fail on Tank
    • 1.2% fail on Body
      • 1.2% fail on Other body component
    • 1.2% fail on Boot lid
      • 1.2% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 12% fail on Visibility
    • 7.0% fail on Washers
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on View to rear (12 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Mirrors (12 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Condition of glass
      • 1.2% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.0% fail on Suspension
    • 3.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.2% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 4.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.2% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering
      • 1.2% fail on Other components
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
  • 1.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions

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