Volvo 850 MOT Results

Registered in 1993
57.5% pass rate
from 146 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 1993 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 850 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.68% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.4% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.68% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.68% fail on Horn
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.68% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.68% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 4.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.4% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (12 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
    • 4.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (32 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.68% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.68% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.68% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 11% fail on Visibility
    • 8.9% fail on Wipers (160% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Condition of glass (10 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Windscreen (10 times worse than other 1993 cars)
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 8.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt
          • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.1% fail on Parking brake control
      • 2.1% fail on Lever
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.68% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.68% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.68% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.68% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 9.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.5% fail on Transmission
      • 4.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.8% fail on Joints
      • 0.68% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.68% fail on Joints
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.4% fail on Pipe
      • 0.68% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.68% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.68% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 4.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.68% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.68% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.68% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.68% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.68% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
  • 2.7% fail on Steering
    • 0.68% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.68% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.68% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.68% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.68% fail on Power steering
      • 0.68% fail on Operation
      • 0.68% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.68% fail on Steering wheel
  • 1.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
  • 0.68% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plates

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