Volvo 940 MOT Results

Registered in 1991
62.2% pass rate
from 291 tests in 2020
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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 940 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 3.1% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.34% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.34% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 9.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt
          • 5.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.34% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.34% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.69% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.69% fail on Cable
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.34% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.69% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.69% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.34% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.34% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.34% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.34% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility
    • 5.8% fail on Washers
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
  • 8.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust system (93% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Chassis
      • 0.69% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.69% fail on Doors
      • 0.69% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.69% fail on Door condition
    • 0.34% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.34% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.34% fail on Towbar
      • 0.34% fail on Coupling
    • 0.34% fail on Body
      • 0.34% fail on Panel
    • 0.34% fail on Floor
    • 0.34% fail on Seats
      • 0.34% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.34% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.34% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 7.2% fail on Suspension
    • 3.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.69% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.34% fail on Springs
      • 0.34% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.34% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.34% fail on Sub-frame
  • 5.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.1% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.69% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (9 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.69% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.34% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.34% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.5% fail on Steering
    • 3.8% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.0% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.0% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.69% fail on Power steering
      • 0.34% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
      • 0.69% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.69% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (13 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Speedometer (13 times worse than other 1991 cars)

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