Volvo 940 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
56.2% pass rate
from 1,150 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 940 is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (24% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Position lamps (54% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Front lamps (83% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (56% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators (52% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type (52% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual lamps (69% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.43% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.087% fail on Switch
    • 3.6% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Battery (96% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.35% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.087% fail on Switch
    • 0.61% fail on Headlamps (80% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Headlamp (82% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.087% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.17% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.17% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 8.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.43% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance (75% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (30% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Components
        • 3.9% fail on Hoses (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Pipes
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
      • 0.087% fail on Leaks
    • 2.3% fail on ABS (83% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.61% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.087% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.087% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake (84% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (84% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical components (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Cable (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Clevis joint
    • 0.35% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.087% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.087% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 9.9% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.43% fail on Cap
      • 0.26% fail on Pipe
      • 0.17% fail on Hose
      • 0.17% fail on System
      • 0.087% fail on Tank
    • 0.96% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.4% fail on Suspension (56% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.87% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment
      • 0.087% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Prescribed areas (71% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Component mounting (64% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (59% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (55% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.96% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.70% fail on Tie bars/rods (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Coil springs (79% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition (84% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Location
    • 0.17% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.087% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.087% fail on Attachment
    • 0.087% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.087% fail on Condition
    • 0.087% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.087% fail on Front
  • 7.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.0% fail on Washers (69% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.35% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.2% fail on Steering (39% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Steering system
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.61% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Operation
      • 0.26% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.17% fail on Rams (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Drive system
    • 0.70% fail on Steering operation (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering control
      • 0.17% fail on Steering coupling (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Universal joint (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.087% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (53% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Doors
      • 0.78% fail on Passengers other (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Body condition (73% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Vehicle structure (65% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Chassis (65% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Seats
      • 0.26% fail on Drivers
    • 0.26% fail on Load security (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Tailgate (18 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Bootlid
  • 1.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (66% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (64% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (72% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (77% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (75% better than other 1997 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.087% fail on Towbars
    • 0.087% fail on Towbar
  • 0.087% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.087% fail on Attachment

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