Volvo 960 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
52.9% 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Volvo 960 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.5% fail on Electrical equipment (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Horn (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 6.2% fail on Direction indicators (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Flashing type (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.69% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.34% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.1% 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
    • 1.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Position lamp
  • 19% fail on Brakes (53% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (97% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 11% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.69% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.34% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.34% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.34% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.34% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.7% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Hand lever (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.34% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.34% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.34% fail on Cable
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake control (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.69% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.34% fail on Valves
    • 0.69% 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 Additional braking device
    • 0.34% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 10.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (66% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Springs
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.4% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.69% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.34% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.34% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition
        • 8.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.69% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.34% fail on Other leaks
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 7.2% fail on Exhaust system (95% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.0% fail on Chassis
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.0% fail on Doors
      • 0.69% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.69% fail on Door condition
      • 0.34% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.34% fail on Door condition
    • 0.69% fail on Seats
      • 0.69% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.34% fail on Transmission
      • 0.34% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.34% fail on Joints
    • 0.34% fail on Body
      • 0.34% fail on Other body component
    • 0.34% fail on Cabs
      • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 9.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.34% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.34% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.34% fail on View to rear
      • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.34% fail on Operation
    • 1.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.69% fail on Power steering
      • 0.34% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.69% fail on Seat belts (81% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.34% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plates

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