Volvo 850 MOT Results

Registered in 1994
59.4% pass rate
from 389 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 850 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps (100% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.26% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.51% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 2.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.3% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.77% fail on Horn
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.51% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (84% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other 1994 cars)
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 6.9% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.26% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.77% fail on Springs
      • 0.77% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.77% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.77% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.77% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.26% fail on Axles
      • 0.26% fail on Axle
    • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.26% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.26% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.9% fail on Transmission (100% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Drive shafts (100% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Joints (97% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.77% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.77% fail on Joints
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Body
      • 1.3% fail on Panel (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Other body component
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.51% fail on Tank
      • 0.51% fail on Pipe
      • 0.26% fail on Hose
    • 0.51% fail on Towbar
      • 0.51% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.51% fail on Engine mounting (7 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Engine mounting condition (9 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
      • 0.26% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
    • 0.26% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.26% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.26% fail on Chassis
      • 0.26% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.26% fail on Floor
    • 0.26% fail on Seats
      • 0.26% fail on Driver's seat
  • 9.3% fail on Brakes
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 2.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.77% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.77% fail on Rbt
          • 0.77% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums (180% worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs (190% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake fluid (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.26% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.51% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.26% fail on Lever
    • 0.26% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.26% fail on Other braking system component
  • 6.2% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.26% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.26% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.26% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.77% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.77% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
  • 3.6% fail on Steering
    • 3.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.26% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.51% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.26% fail on Operation
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.26% fail on Other components
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
      • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.77% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment

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