Volvo 940 MOT Results

Registered in 1993
58.5% pass rate
from 439 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 1993 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 940 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.2% fail on Stop lamp (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Switch
    • 3.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.91% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.91% fail on Horn
      • 0.23% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.91% fail on Headlamp aim (76% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Headlamp aim (75% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (73% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.23% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 8.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.68% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.46% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.1% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Cable (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Pivot
    • 1.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.1% fail on Lever
    • 0.91% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.91% fail on Brake fluid (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.68% fail on Pedal
    • 0.46% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.46% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.46% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.46% fail on Other braking system component (6 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 4.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.68% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.46% fail on Linkage
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.91% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.68% fail on Springs
      • 0.68% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.68% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.8% fail on Spark ignition (48% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 7.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.46% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.23% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.23% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.23% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.46% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.23% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Other leaks
  • 8.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust system (69% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.68% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.46% fail on Pipe
    • 0.91% fail on Transmission
      • 0.91% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.68% fail on Prop shaft (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.68% fail on Chassis
      • 0.68% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.23% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.23% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.23% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 8.2% fail on Visibility
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.91% fail on View to rear (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Mirrors (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.23% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.68% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.46% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
    • 0.23% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.23% fail on Universal joint
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
      • 0.23% fail on Requirements
    • 0.68% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
  • 0.91% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plates

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