Volvo 850 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
49.0% pass rate
from 298 tests in 2020
(20% worse than other 1997 cars)
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.

  • 22% fail on Brakes (66% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (64% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 9.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.3% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
    • 8.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 4.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.67% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.34% fail on Cable
        • 0.34% fail on Linkage
    • 1.7% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.0% fail on Lever
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.34% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.34% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.34% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 9.7% fail on Suspension arms (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.67% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.67% fail on Springs
      • 0.34% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.34% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.34% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.67% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.67% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.67% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.67% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.34% fail on Axles
      • 0.34% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.34% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.67% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.0% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.34% fail on Horn
    • 0.67% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 8.1% fail on Transmission (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Drive shafts (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 8.1% fail on Joints (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.67% fail on Pipe
      • 0.34% fail on Tank
      • 0.34% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.67% fail on Body
      • 0.67% fail on Panel
    • 0.34% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.34% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 8.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.34% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.34% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.67% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 2.0% fail on Engine oil leaks (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 7.0% fail on Visibility
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.34% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.34% fail on View to rear
      • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.67% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering
      • 0.67% fail on Operation
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
    • 0.34% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
      • 0.34% fail on Requirements
    • 0.67% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Condition

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