Volvo 850 MOT Results

Registered in 1995
57.2% pass rate
from 1,081 tests in 2017
Pass rate by mileage
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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 850 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.4% fail on Position lamps (36% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Front lamps (77% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.19% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Side repeaters (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.65% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.093% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.093% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.093% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Battery
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (63% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp (62% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.1% fail on Horn
    • 0.19% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.19% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.19% fail on Lamp
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.093% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 6.9% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Front drive shafts (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.093% fail on Drive shafts
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Condition
    • 5.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (90% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment
      • 0.093% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.093% fail on Presence
    • 2.3% fail on Front suspension joints (100% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on Wheel bearings (63% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Front
    • 0.56% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Component mounting (93% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Subframe mounting (73% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment
    • 0.46% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Coil springs (75% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (81% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Location
    • 0.19% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.093% fail on Condition
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment
    • 0.19% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.19% fail on Axles
      • 0.093% fail on Axle beam
      • 0.093% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.093% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.093% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 8.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.83% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.46% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.093% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.6% fail on ABS (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.19% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.093% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (65% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Components (65% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Hoses
        • 0.093% fail on Pipes
      • 0.19% fail on Leaks
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
        • 0.19% fail on Condition
        • 0.093% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.19% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.19% fail on Cable
    • 0.093% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.093% fail on Restricted movement
  • 8.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.3% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.46% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 4.3% fail on Emissions
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.83% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.37% fail on System
      • 0.28% fail on Pipe
      • 0.19% fail on Cap
    • 0.74% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres (36% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Condition (79% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.093% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Steering (39% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system (43% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.56% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.093% fail on Lock stop
      • 0.093% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.74% fail on Power steering
      • 0.46% fail on Other components
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
    • 0.19% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (65% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts (67% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Condition
      • 0.37% fail on Prescribed areas (90% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment
      • 0.093% fail on Requirements
    • 0.28% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.28% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (77% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Body condition (80% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.19% fail on Vehicle structure (90% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Chassis (90% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.19% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.093% fail on Seats
      • 0.093% fail on Drivers
    • 0.093% fail on Load security
      • 0.093% fail on Bootlid
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment
    • 0.093% fail on Condition

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