Volvo 850 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
52.9% pass rate
from 361 tests in 2017
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 850 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 7.8% fail on Front lamps (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear lamps
    • 7.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.28% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.28% fail on Individual lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Battery
    • 1.9% fail on Horn
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.28% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.28% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 22% fail on Suspension
    • 7.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 6.6% fail on Drive shafts (77% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Front drive shafts (73% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (75% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.28% fail on Drive shafts
    • 6.1% fail on Suspension arms (81% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.55% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (83% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.28% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.55% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
    • 0.55% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.55% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.55% fail on Front
    • 0.28% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment
    • 0.28% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.28% fail on Axles
      • 0.28% fail on Swivel joints/housing
  • 19% fail on Brakes
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.55% fail on Front wheels (83% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on ABS (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.9% fail on Components
        • 3.6% fail on Hoses
        • 0.28% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.28% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.28% fail on Operation
      • 0.28% fail on Leaks
    • 2.5% fail on Parking brake
      • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability system (15 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.28% fail on Cable
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.1% fail on Emissions
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.55% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Pipe
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.55% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Condition
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.2% fail on Steering system
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.83% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Lock stop
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering
      • 0.83% fail on Other components
      • 0.55% fail on Operation
      • 0.28% fail on Pump
    • 0.28% fail on Steering control
      • 0.28% fail on Steering column
    • 0.28% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (66% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts (70% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.55% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.55% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.83% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (83% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Body condition
  • 0.83% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.83% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.28% fail on Towbars
    • 0.28% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment

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