Volvo 850 MOT Results

Registered in 1993
62.6% pass rate
from 99 tests in 2020
(3.3% worse than other 1993 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 1993 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 850 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Visibility (120% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 12% fail on Wipers (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Washers (44% worse than other 1993 cars)
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (8.6% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators (12% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type (12% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (84% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Electrical equipment (54% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Horn (75% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp (32% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 11% fail on Suspension (1.0% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (7 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms (48% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 9.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (8.6% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Transmission (180% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (37% better than other 1993 cars)
  • 8.1% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Brake performance (45% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (35% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (41% worse than other 1993 cars)
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance (29% worse than other 1993 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (16% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads (120% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 5.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (29% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (23% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Spark ignition (15% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (30% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres (40% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Size/type
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle (120% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plates (120% worse than other 1993 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (53% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.0% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end

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