Volvo 850 MOT Results

Registered in 1995
57.0% pass rate
from 741 tests in 2020
(19% worse than other 1995 cars)
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.

  • 16% fail on Brakes (44% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Brake performance (44% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (58% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (70% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance (63% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (69% worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance (55% worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (31% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (28% better than other 1995 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake imbalance (0.22% better than other 1995 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (94% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (86% worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (99% worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Electronic stability control (7 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (76% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs and drums (4.4% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Brake discs (2.4% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.13% fail on Cable
    • 0.81% fail on Parking brake control (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Lever (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (40% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Hand lever (92% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal (2.2% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic systems (20% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake fluid (19% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.13% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.13% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 16% fail on Suspension (36% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Suspension arms (170% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins and bushes (71% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Anti-roll bar (180% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings (12% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (8.6% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (82% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Axles (160% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Sub-frames (3.7% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Springs (59% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Coil springs (47% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Coil spring (43% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Macpherson strut (170% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.27% fail on Other suspension component (43% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (6.2% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators (75% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type (75% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Individual direction indicators (39% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on All direction indicators (160% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (0.72% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp (3.2% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp (17% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (47% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (56% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (95% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Electrical equipment (18% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Battery(ies) (59% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Horn (0.62% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (49% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (49% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (47% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Position lamps (23% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Position lamp (28% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.13% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (15% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Transmission (160% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system (24% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Fuel system (37% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pipe (7.8% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Tank
    • 0.81% fail on Body (74% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Integral vehicle structure (64% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (64% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Bumpers (58% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Bracket
    • 0.13% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
    • 0.13% fail on Seats
      • 0.13% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 8.2% fail on Visibility (23% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Wipers (81% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (48% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on View to rear (90% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Mirrors (92% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (23% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (24% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Spark ignition (16% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (22% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Emissions not tested (38% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Non catalyst emissions (53% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.13% fail on Other emission control equipment
    • 0.54% fail on Fluid leaks (28% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Engine oil leaks (30% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (54% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (3.6% worse than other 1995 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Steering (31% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components (47% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (23% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.94% fail on Steering gear (22% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Steering rack (11% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Power steering (18% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Other components (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
    • 0.13% fail on Steering column
  • 2.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plates (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (47% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts (47% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas (88% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (44% better than other 1995 cars)
  • 0.40% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Speedometer (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels (6.1% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment (2.0% worse than other 1995 cars)

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