Volvo 850 MOT Results

Registered in 1993
51.1% pass rate
from 188 tests in 2017
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.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.0% fail on Position lamps (100% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Front lamps (170% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Battery
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.53% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.53% fail on Individual lamps
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Horn
    • 0.53% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.53% fail on Lamp
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 8.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment
    • 3.7% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.7% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.7% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.53% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.1% fail on Front
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (83% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.53% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.53% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment
    • 0.53% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.53% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.53% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance
    • 3.7% fail on Hub components
      • 3.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.53% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.2% fail on ABS (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.1% fail on Components
        • 2.1% fail on Hoses
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 11% fail on Wipers (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 5.9% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.53% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions (81% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.53% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.53% fail on Cap
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 2.7% fail on Steering system
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.53% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering
      • 0.53% fail on Operation
      • 0.53% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.53% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 2.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.53% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
      • 0.53% fail on Attachment
  • 1.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.53% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.53% fail on Doors
      • 0.53% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.53% fail on Seats
      • 0.53% fail on Passengers
  • 0.53% fail on Towbars
    • 0.53% fail on Vehicle structure

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