SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2001
57.9% pass rate
from 1,946 tests in 2020
(14% 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.

  • 14% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (51% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Suspension arms (37% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.98% fail on Pins and bushes (60% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.4% fail on Springs
      • 2.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.3% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.10% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (67% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage ball joints (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (73% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.051% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.051% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.92% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.77% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (130% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.87% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.57% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.36% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.051% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.57% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.26% fail on Wheel bearings (82% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Axles
      • 0.10% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.051% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (40% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (40% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.051% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.051% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.98% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.72% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.36% fail on Horn
    • 1.0% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (58% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Main beam tell-tale (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Brakes (17% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.051% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.051% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.051% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.051% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.051% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (45% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.10% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.26% fail on Plate brake tester (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.051% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.051% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.82% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.36% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.51% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.46% fail on Cable
        • 0.051% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 2.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (45% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.92% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.10% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.51% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.51% fail on Lever
    • 0.51% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.26% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.051% fail on Pedal
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.10% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.051% fail on Leaks
      • 0.051% fail on Servos
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust system (66% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.98% fail on Transmission (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Joints (74% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.051% fail on Joints
    • 0.92% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on Pipe (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
      • 0.15% fail on Hose
      • 0.15% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.15% fail on System
    • 0.57% fail on Floor (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Body
      • 0.26% fail on Panel
      • 0.10% fail on Body condition
      • 0.10% fail on Other body component
    • 0.31% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.26% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
      • 0.051% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.051% fail on Door condition
    • 0.21% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.051% fail on Bracket
    • 0.10% fail on Towbar
      • 0.10% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.051% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.051% fail on Carrier
    • 0.051% fail on Seats
      • 0.051% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.051% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.051% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.051% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 8.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (83% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (46% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.051% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.051% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.62% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.36% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.051% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.051% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.051% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.77% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.051% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (34% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Size/type
  • 5.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (40% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Seat belts (85% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
      • 0.051% fail on Requirements
    • 0.92% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility (36% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers (27% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.051% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (39% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Track rod end (61% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.051% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.82% fail on Prescribed areas (23 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Power steering
      • 0.26% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.10% fail on Pump
      • 0.10% fail on Rams (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering gear (77% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
    • 0.051% fail on Condition
  • 0.051% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.051% fail on Speed limiter
      • 0.051% fail on Speed limiter
  • 0.051% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.051% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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