Volvo 850 MOT Results

Registered in 1994
56.5% pass rate
from 497 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 850 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.2% fail on Position lamps (79% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Front lamps (130% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 7.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (69% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Battery
    • 0.80% fail on Horn
    • 0.20% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 9.3% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Front drive shafts (190% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 9.3% fail on Constant velocity joints (190% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (170% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.80% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (82% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Component mounting (81% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.80% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.80% fail on Front
    • 0.60% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.20% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.4% fail on Rear wheels (68% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
    • 3.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.6% fail on Components
        • 3.6% fail on Hoses (140% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.60% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.40% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on ABS
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.6% fail on Wipers (63% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.80% fail on Bonnet (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.40% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.8% fail on Emissions
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.40% fail on Pipe
      • 0.20% fail on Hose
      • 0.20% fail on Cap
      • 0.20% fail on System
    • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 4.6% fail on Steering
    • 4.0% fail on Steering system
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.80% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.60% fail on Power steering
      • 0.40% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.20% fail on Other components
  • 1.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (67% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (70% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
      • 0.20% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.20% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.20% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (82% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.40% fail on Chassis
    • 0.40% fail on Body condition (87% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.20% fail on Body security
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
  • 0.20% fail on Towbars
    • 0.20% fail on Vehicle structure

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