SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
56.2% pass rate
from 1,380 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (76% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on All direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies) (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Horn
      • 0.072% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (68% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.87% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Main beam tell-tale (17 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.72% fail on Hazard warning (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (70% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 9.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (55% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.072% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.072% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.072% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.072% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.072% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (44% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (43% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.072% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (40% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.87% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.87% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.29% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.14% fail on Cable
        • 0.072% fail on Lever
        • 0.072% fail on Linkage
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake control (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Lever (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (56% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.43% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.29% fail on Load sensing valves
    • 0.29% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.29% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.072% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 12% fail on Suspension (31% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms (39% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.4% fail on Springs
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.4% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.94% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage ball joints (76% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.072% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.72% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.72% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.58% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.29% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.072% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.43% fail on Wheel bearings (70% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Axles
      • 0.22% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.072% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.072% fail on Ball joint
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust system (75% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Hose (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Pipe (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.072% fail on Tank
      • 0.072% fail on System
    • 1.0% fail on Chassis
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.80% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.80% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.72% fail on Floor (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Transmission (81% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Drive shafts (79% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Joints (81% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.072% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.43% fail on Engine mounting (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Engine mounting condition (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Bracket
    • 0.43% fail on Body
      • 0.29% fail on Panel
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
    • 0.22% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.22% fail on Undertray (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.072% fail on Carrier
    • 0.072% fail on Towbar
      • 0.072% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.072% fail on Seats
      • 0.072% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 6.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (24% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (28% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Spark ignition (24% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (43% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.072% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.29% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.87% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.72% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.072% fail on Other leaks
  • 6.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.36% fail on View to rear
      • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.29% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (58% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Airbags
      • 0.072% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (44% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.80% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.29% fail on Other components
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.072% fail on Rams
    • 0.58% fail on Prescribed areas (13 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Steering gear (72% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Steering rack (70% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Steering play
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.072% fail on Steering column
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.36% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment
    • 0.072% fail on Condition

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