SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
58.8% pass rate
from 1,290 tests in 2020
(8.5% better than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Brakes (3.4% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance (17% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (37% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (43% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Service brake performance (11% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (14% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (16% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake imbalance (21% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (50% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (44% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (48% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (27% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Plate brake tester (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (24% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (23% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (22% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.62% fail on Service brake performance (36% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake performance not tested (19% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (7.6% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (20% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (19% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums (24% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (27% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (12% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Cable (7.0% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Lever
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (38% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake control (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Lever (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (61% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Anti-lock braking system (56% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Flexible brake hoses (16% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
        • 0.078% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (51% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever (7.3% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems (5.5% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid (70% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.078% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.078% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.078% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim (15% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (29% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators (70% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type (70% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual direction indicators (93% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Side repeaters (92% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps (30% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp (25% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (71% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Electrical equipment (35% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Battery(ies) (27% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Horn (34% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (66% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Rear fog lamp (66% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Main beam tell-tale (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Hazard warning (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Switch (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (84% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.078% fail on Position lamp
  • 11% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (4.1% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Springs (33% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Coil springs (38% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring (38% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (22% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Suspension arms (40% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (32% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Pins and bushes (53% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Ball joint dust cover (23% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joints (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (67% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage (63% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (55% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover (56% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.078% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.70% fail on Shock absorbers (46% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Sub-frames (22% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (61% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Axles (21% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (60% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut (16% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings (89% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (3.1% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust system (59% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure (23% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (25% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system (200% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Hose (10 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Chassis (13% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Chassis condition (12% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Transmission (75% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Joints (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Prop shafts (9.7% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Joints (32% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Floor (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Body (9.1% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Panel (49% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other body component (1.2% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers (20% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Seats (21% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Passenger's seat (94% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Towbar (2.5% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Vehicle structure (5.5% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Doors (68% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.078% fail on Door condition
      • 0.078% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.078% fail on Door condition
    • 0.078% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.078% fail on Carrier
    • 0.078% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.078% fail on Bracket
    • 0.078% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.078% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 7.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (17% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (21% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Spark ignition (18% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (36% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (26% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested (7.3% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Compression ignition (41% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (68% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.078% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.78% fail on Fluid leaks (33% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Engine oil leaks (6.9% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other leaks (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility (15% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers (5.4% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (31% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Condition of glass (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Windscreen (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on View to rear (49% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors (48% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres (16% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Condition (56% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (21% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Size/type (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 5.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (42% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Seat belts (100% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Condition (43% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (63% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Steering (36% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components (39% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end (34% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.078% fail on Other components
        • 0.078% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.54% fail on Power steering (38% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses (82% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Other components (10% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Operation
      • 0.078% fail on Rams
    • 0.47% fail on Prescribed areas (12 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Steering play
      • 0.078% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle (9.9% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates (10% worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 0.54% fail on Road Wheels (64% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Attachment (86% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Condition
  • 0.078% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.078% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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