SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
56.2% pass rate
from 1,840 tests in 2017
(10% better than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.054% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (11 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (18 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.054% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators (47% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type (47% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.5% fail on Side repeaters (92% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.054% fail on Tell tales
        • 0.054% fail on Switch
    • 4.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (28% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp (49% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Battery (85% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Fog lamp (70% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.49% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.49% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Horn
    • 0.054% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 14% fail on Brakes (18% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.3% fail on Parking brake performance (36% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (63% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake imbalance (75% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.054% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (30% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Components (30% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Pipes
        • 1.5% fail on Hoses
        • 0.22% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.27% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks
      • 0.054% fail on Operation
    • 2.0% fail on Parking brake (91% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (92% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components (45% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (43% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.054% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.92% fail on ABS
    • 0.43% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.33% fail on Cable
    • 0.16% fail on Restricted movement
  • 12% fail on Suspension (45% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.9% fail on Component mounting (40% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.87% fail on Spring mounting (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms (46% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (43% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Location
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (72% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (73% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (88% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Condition
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment
    • 0.60% fail on Front suspension joints (60% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Front drive shafts (86% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Constant velocity joints (86% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings (88% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Front (71% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.054% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.4% fail on Exhaust system (44% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Emissions (51% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Fuel system (140% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Hose (16 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Cap
      • 0.49% fail on Pipe (200% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on System
      • 0.054% fail on Tank
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.82% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Condition (43% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth (41% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (28% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Seat belts (57% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Prescribed areas (73% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.054% fail on Requirements
    • 1.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.87% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (46% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.3% fail on Steering
    • 2.7% fail on Steering system (31% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.33% fail on Steering rack (69% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.054% fail on Free play
        • 0.054% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.054% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (110% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
      • 0.054% fail on Pump
      • 0.054% fail on Rams
    • 0.65% fail on Prescribed areas (15 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.0% fail on Body condition
    • 0.87% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.87% fail on Chassis
    • 0.43% fail on Engine mountings (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Seats
      • 0.27% fail on Passengers
      • 0.054% fail on Drivers
    • 0.16% fail on Doors (76% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
      • 0.054% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.054% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.054% fail on Body security
  • 1.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.054% fail on Towbars
    • 0.054% fail on Towbar

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