Volvo 850 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
53.1% pass rate
from 1,797 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 850 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (18% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Front drive shafts (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 8.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts
    • 5.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (87% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage condition
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms (69% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (82% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment
    • 2.9% fail on Front suspension joints (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.83% fail on Wheel bearings (55% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Front
      • 0.056% fail on Rear
    • 0.56% fail on Coil springs (55% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Condition (56% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Location
    • 0.56% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.39% fail on Prescribed areas (94% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Component mounting (95% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Spring mounting (81% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Axles
      • 0.11% fail on Axle beam (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.0% fail on Position lamps (43% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Front lamps (98% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Rear lamps (71% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Individual lamps (72% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.056% fail on Switch
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (22 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.056% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Battery
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (65% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Horn
    • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Fog lamp (82% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.056% fail on Switch
    • 0.056% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.056% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.056% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 19% fail on Brakes (23% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.1% fail on Parking brake performance (69% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels (44% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance (81% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on ABS (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (35% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Components (36% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Hoses (83% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.28% fail on Leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.17% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake (65% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (66% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Electronic stability system (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.17% fail on Cable
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.056% fail on Restricted movement
  • 9.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.6% fail on Wipers (30% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.61% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (18% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Emissions (24% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.95% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.39% fail on System
      • 0.22% fail on Hose
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on Cap
      • 0.056% fail on Tank
    • 0.72% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.8% fail on Tyres (30% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (58% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.67% fail on Size/type (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.8% fail on Steering
    • 3.8% fail on Steering system
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Free play
        • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.056% fail on Lock stop
      • 0.056% fail on Other components
        • 0.056% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.95% fail on Power steering
      • 0.39% fail on Operation (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Other components
      • 0.17% fail on Rams (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.056% fail on Pump
    • 0.28% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (81% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Seat belts (84% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment
      • 0.056% fail on Installation check
        • 0.056% fail on Anchorage's
      • 0.056% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.33% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.33% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (81% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Body condition (87% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.22% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers
      • 0.056% fail on Drivers
    • 0.17% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.11% fail on Body security
    • 0.056% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.056% fail on Chassis
  • 0.61% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.50% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.11% fail on Towbars
    • 0.11% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.056% fail on Towbar

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