Volvo 940 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
55.2% pass rate
from 679 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 940 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.7% fail on Position lamps (77% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Front lamps (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
    • 7.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (52% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Battery (200% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (55% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.74% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Fog lamp (59% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Headlamps (80% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Headlamp (84% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.59% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.44% fail on Tell tale (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Switch
      • 0.15% fail on Lamp
    • 0.44% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.44% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.4% fail on Components
        • 2.8% fail on Hoses
        • 0.29% fail on Pipes (92% better than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Valves
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
    • 3.7% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.5% fail on Parking brake (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on ABS (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical components (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Cable (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.29% fail on Restricted movement
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.5% fail on Exhaust system (73% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Emissions
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.44% fail on Cap
  • 7.7% fail on Steering (62% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Steering system (64% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.29% fail on Free play
        • 0.29% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
        • 0.15% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering
      • 0.44% fail on Operation
      • 0.44% fail on Other components
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.29% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.15% fail on Steering control
      • 0.15% fail on Steering wheel
  • 7.2% fail on Suspension (61% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas (65% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Component mounting (59% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.74% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.59% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms (66% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (69% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.44% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.29% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.15% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 6.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.59% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (63% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts (64% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Condition
      • 0.88% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.29% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (68% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Body condition (74% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Vehicle structure (73% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Chassis (73% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Seats
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers
    • 0.15% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.15% fail on Load security
      • 0.15% fail on Tailgate
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.15% fail on Towbars
    • 0.15% fail on Towbar

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