SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
56.5% pass rate
from 1,773 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.056% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.056% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.056% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (61% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.96% fail on Battery(ies) (93% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Horn
    • 0.79% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.79% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.79% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.62% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Main beam tell-tale (15 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.34% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
    • 0.056% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (53% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (60% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance (61% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (66% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (72% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (50% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (51% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.90% fail on Service brake imbalance (46% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.056% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.96% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.96% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.17% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.17% fail on Cable
    • 2.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (39% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.85% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.85% fail on Lever
    • 0.79% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.73% fail on Hand lever (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Pedal
    • 0.51% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.51% fail on Brake fluid (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.056% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.056% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 13% fail on Suspension (26% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (33% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms (42% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (47% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover (85% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.9% fail on Springs
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.23% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (73% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage ball joints (77% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (87% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 0.45% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.45% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.39% fail on Axles
      • 0.34% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
      • 0.056% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.34% fail on Wheel bearings (78% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.056% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.056% fail on Suspension rod
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 7.0% fail on Exhaust system (75% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Pipe (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Hose (13 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.056% fail on Tank
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (62% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (60% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (63% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.056% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.96% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.96% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.85% fail on Chassis
      • 0.85% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.56% fail on Floor (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Engine mounting (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Bracket
    • 0.39% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.23% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Panel
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
    • 0.11% fail on Doors (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.056% fail on Door condition
      • 0.056% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.056% fail on Door condition
    • 0.056% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.056% fail on Towbar
      • 0.056% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.056% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.056% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.056% fail on Undertray
  • 7.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (20% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (49% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.056% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.056% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.056% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.68% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.45% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (200% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.056% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.73% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.56% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.056% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 7.2% fail on Visibility
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on View to rear
      • 0.39% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (37% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
  • 5.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.3% fail on Seat belts (51% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Prescribed areas (64% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment
    • 1.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components (40% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (39% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
        • 0.11% fail on Steering linkage (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Locking devices
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering (200% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Other components (190% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
      • 0.17% fail on Rams (10 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Prescribed areas (18 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Steering gear (66% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack (64% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.056% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.056% fail on Steering column
    • 0.056% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.96% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.96% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition

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