SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
56.7% pass rate
from 847 tests in 2020
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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Direction indicators (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Flashing type (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on All direction indicators
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp (52% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (46% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Horn
      • 0.59% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.59% fail on Hazard warning (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (70% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.24% fail on Main beam tell-tale (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 7.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.94% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.12% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance (96% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (99% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.94% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.94% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.94% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.35% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.35% fail on Cable
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.47% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.24% fail on Reservoirs (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Servos
      • 0.12% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.47% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.47% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.47% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.35% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.12% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.35% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.35% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.12% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.6% fail on Exhaust system (82% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.47% fail on Hose (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.59% fail on Transmission (83% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Joints (86% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.59% fail on Body
      • 0.35% fail on Panel
      • 0.24% fail on Other body component
    • 0.59% fail on Doors
      • 0.47% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.47% fail on Door condition
      • 0.12% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.47% fail on Engine mounting (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Engine mounting condition (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Bracket
    • 0.47% fail on Floor
    • 0.24% fail on Seats
      • 0.24% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.12% fail on Towbar
      • 0.12% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.12% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.12% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.12% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 4.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.4% fail on Springs (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Coil springs (88% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Coil spring (79% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Mounting (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms (43% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (59% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Linkage
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.47% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.24% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.24% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.24% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.24% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.12% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
  • 8.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.59% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.24% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.71% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.35% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.24% fail on View to rear
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.83% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
        • 0.12% fail on Steering component
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Other components
      • 0.35% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.35% fail on Rams (15 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
    • 0.35% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.12% fail on Steering column
  • 2.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle (92% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plates (93% worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.35% fail on Attachment

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