Volvo 850 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
56.2% pass rate
from 1,492 tests in 2020
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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 850 is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 8.0% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.067% fail on Suspension arm
    • 5.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.067% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.87% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.74% fail on Springs
      • 0.60% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.54% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.067% fail on Mounting
      • 0.067% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.067% fail on Torsion bar
      • 0.067% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.74% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (86% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.067% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.20% fail on Axles
      • 0.13% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.067% fail on Axle
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 7.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (59% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (65% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.60% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.60% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (81% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Rbt (sp) (80% better than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance (77% better than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (87% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Electronic stability control (10 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.60% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.60% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.067% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.067% fail on Cable
    • 0.94% fail on Parking brake control (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Lever (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.47% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.067% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.067% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.34% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.067% fail on Pedal
    • 0.13% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% better than other 1996 cars)
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators (62% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type (62% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.47% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.067% fail on Switch
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (34% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Switch (12 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.5% fail on Battery(ies) (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Horn
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (63% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.067% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.067% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.067% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.067% fail on Switch
    • 0.067% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.6% fail on Transmission (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 6.4% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.27% fail on Joints
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.94% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Pipe
      • 0.27% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.20% fail on System
      • 0.067% fail on Tank
      • 0.067% fail on Hose
    • 0.54% fail on Body
      • 0.34% fail on Other body component
      • 0.20% fail on Panel
    • 0.40% fail on Engine mounting (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Engine mounting condition (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.20% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.27% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.27% fail on Towbar
      • 0.20% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.067% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.20% fail on Chassis (88% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Chassis condition (88% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure (92% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (92% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
    • 0.067% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.067% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 8.8% fail on Visibility
    • 6.6% fail on Wipers (72% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (47% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.0% fail on Spark ignition (26% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (28% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.47% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.27% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.94% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.67% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.13% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (10 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.67% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.13% fail on Noise suppression (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Undertray (14 times worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (41% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 4.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Lock stop (12 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Other components
      • 0.40% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Rams (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Steering column
    • 0.13% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.067% fail on Steering play
      • 0.067% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.7% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (64% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts (66% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
      • 0.47% fail on Prescribed areas (84% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment
      • 0.067% fail on Requirements
    • 0.34% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
  • 0.13% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.13% fail on Speedometer

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