SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
58.1% pass rate
from 2,616 tests in 2017
(16% better than other 2001 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (29% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.61% fail on Rear lamps (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (27% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.076% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.076% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps (45% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (50% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (11 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.076% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.3% fail on Stop lamp (78% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
    • 0.73% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Fog lamp (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.038% fail on Switch
    • 0.65% fail on Horn
    • 0.38% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.38% fail on Switch
    • 0.076% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.076% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 15% fail on Brakes (13% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.5% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Front wheels (41% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.038% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (21% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Components
        • 3.0% fail on Pipes (31% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Hoses (51% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.076% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.076% fail on Valves (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Leaks
      • 0.038% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Hub components (40% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (40% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.038% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake (70% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (70% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Mechanical components (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Cable
      • 0.11% fail on Lever (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on ABS (64% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Prescribed areas (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (14 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
    • 0.19% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.15% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.11% fail on Components
        • 0.076% fail on Servos
        • 0.038% fail on Pipes
      • 0.038% fail on Operation
    • 0.076% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 14% fail on Suspension (38% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Prescribed areas (41% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.8% fail on Subframe mounting (100% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Spring mounting (200% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (40% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (40% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Location
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (78% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 0.99% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
    • 0.88% fail on Front suspension joints (46% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Front drive shafts (86% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Constant velocity joints (87% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.42% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings (87% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Front (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Rear
    • 0.19% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
    • 0.076% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.038% fail on Condition
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.038% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.038% fail on Attachment
  • 9.0% fail on Tyres
    • 5.4% fail on Condition (38% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (28% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
    • 0.038% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions (59% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.46% fail on Hose (16 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pipe (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on System
      • 0.038% fail on Tank
    • 0.92% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (34% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers (22% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (53% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.31% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.076% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (26% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Seat belts (81% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Condition
      • 0.076% fail on Requirements
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment
    • 0.42% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (72% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Steering (37% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Steering system (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Steering rack (72% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.076% fail on Other components
        • 0.076% fail on Steering component (10 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Free play
        • 0.038% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.038% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.88% fail on Prescribed areas (23 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering
      • 0.19% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.15% fail on Other components
    • 0.19% fail on Steering control
      • 0.11% fail on Steering column
      • 0.076% fail on Steering lock (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition
    • 0.80% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.80% fail on Chassis
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.038% fail on Drivers
    • 0.15% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
      • 0.038% fail on Passengers
    • 0.076% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.038% fail on Load security
      • 0.038% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.038% fail on Spare wheel
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.038% fail on Towbars
    • 0.038% fail on Towbar

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