SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
55.7% pass rate
from 2,148 tests in 2020
(8.2% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.093% fail on Headlamp levelling device (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.1% fail on Direction indicators (75% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Flashing type (75% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.047% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (50% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (77% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.84% fail on Battery(ies) (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Horn
      • 0.047% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.65% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp (52% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp (51% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Main beam tell-tale (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.19% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.19% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Suspension (21% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (75% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms (30% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (41% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.9% fail on Springs
      • 2.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.7% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.047% fail on Mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Linkage ball joints (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.093% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (85% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.047% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.93% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.74% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.56% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.093% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.047% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.47% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.33% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.42% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.047% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings (77% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Axles
      • 0.14% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.047% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.047% fail on Ball joint
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 8.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.14% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.33% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.093% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.093% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.093% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.98% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.84% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.84% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.47% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.37% fail on Cable
        • 0.047% fail on Lever
        • 0.047% fail on Relay lever
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.93% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.93% fail on Lever
    • 0.65% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.61% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.047% fail on Pedal
    • 0.61% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Anti-lock braking system (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.37% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.14% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.093% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.047% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.093% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.093% fail on Leaks
    • 0.093% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.093% fail on Brake fluid
  • 9.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (23% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (24% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.5% fail on Spark ignition (32% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Catalyst emissions (37% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.047% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.047% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.79% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.56% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (78% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.047% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 1.4% fail on Fluid leaks (80% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks (82% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.047% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.047% fail on Other leaks
  • 9.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pipe (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Hose (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Tank
      • 0.093% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.093% fail on System
    • 0.84% fail on Chassis
      • 0.79% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.047% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.79% fail on Transmission (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Drive shafts (79% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Joints (79% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.70% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.42% fail on Body
      • 0.23% fail on Panel
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component
    • 0.33% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.23% fail on Door condition
      • 0.047% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.047% fail on Door condition
      • 0.047% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.047% fail on Door condition
    • 0.33% fail on Floor (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Towbar
      • 0.14% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.093% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.093% fail on Seats
      • 0.093% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.047% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.047% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition (38% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth (28% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Size/type
  • 6.0% fail on Visibility (30% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (27% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (36% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on View to rear
      • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.28% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.047% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.70% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (56% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (56% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components (58% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.093% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.047% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.51% fail on Power steering
      • 0.28% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.093% fail on Other components
    • 0.047% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.047% fail on Operation
    • 0.047% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.047% fail on Steering column
    • 0.047% fail on Steering play
      • 0.047% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment
    • 0.047% fail on Condition
  • 0.047% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.047% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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