SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
57.1% pass rate
from 1,197 tests in 2017
(8.6% better than other 1998 cars)
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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.92% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.42% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.17% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.084% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (19 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Battery
    • 0.67% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.50% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Lamp
      • 0.084% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Fog lamp (78% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.25% fail on Horn
    • 0.084% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.75% fail on Front wheels (77% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance (78% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.6% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.0% fail on Components
        • 3.3% fail on Pipes
        • 2.3% fail on Hoses
      • 0.50% fail on Leaks
      • 0.42% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.92% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake (87% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition (88% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on ABS
    • 0.25% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.25% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.084% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.084% fail on Pedal
        • 0.084% fail on Condition
    • 0.084% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.084% fail on Lever
    • 0.084% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.084% fail on Components
        • 0.084% fail on Servos
    • 0.084% fail on Restricted movement
  • 12% fail on Suspension (40% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Prescribed areas (29% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Component mounting (51% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.17% fail on Location
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (47% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (45% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.084% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (74% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front drive shafts (74% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (73% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.92% fail on Condition
    • 0.84% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.58% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings (90% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front
    • 0.084% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.084% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.084% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.084% fail on Attachment
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.5% fail on Exhaust system (77% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Emissions (49% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system (93% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Hose (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Cap
      • 0.17% fail on System
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Condition
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
    • 0.17% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.50% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.084% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.084% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.58% fail on Condition
      • 0.084% fail on Attachment
    • 1.3% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering system (55% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.50% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.084% fail on Other components
        • 0.084% fail on Steering component
    • 1.7% fail on Power steering (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.33% fail on Operation
      • 0.084% fail on Drive system
    • 0.75% fail on Prescribed areas (18 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Steering control (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Steering column (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 3.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.0% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis
    • 1.0% fail on Body condition (58% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Engine mountings (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Doors
      • 0.42% fail on Drivers
    • 0.42% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers
    • 0.084% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.084% fail on Load security
      • 0.084% fail on Bootlid
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.084% fail on Condition
  • 0.17% fail on Towbars
    • 0.17% fail on Vehicle structure

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