SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
56.2% pass rate
from 2,843 tests in 2017
(12% 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.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (20% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.70% fail on Rear lamps (65% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (31% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (14 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.035% fail on Switch
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators (62% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type (62% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Individual lamps (54% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on All direction indicators
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (83% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Fog lamp (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.28% fail on Horn (58% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.070% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.035% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.035% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.035% fail on Switch
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 8.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 4.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.81% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.63% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.8% fail on Components
        • 3.5% fail on Pipes
        • 2.9% fail on Hoses (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.070% fail on Valves (84% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.95% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.035% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.1% fail on Parking brake (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Mechanical components (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Cable (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage
      • 0.035% fail on Lever
    • 0.74% fail on ABS
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.18% fail on Condition
        • 0.035% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.035% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.035% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.035% fail on Components
        • 0.035% fail on Pipes
  • 15% fail on Suspension (29% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Prescribed areas (46% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Component mounting (40% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Subframe mounting (64% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.070% fail on Attachment
    • 3.4% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.4% fail on Condition
      • 0.035% fail on Location
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (54% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Condition
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.91% fail on Drive shafts (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Front drive shafts (78% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Constant velocity joints (79% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.32% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.21% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.14% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings (92% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Front (91% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Rear (93% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on General condition
    • 0.035% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.035% fail on Condition
    • 0.035% fail on Axles
      • 0.035% fail on Axle beam
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.4% fail on Condition (39% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth (37% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system (31% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Hose (23 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on System
      • 0.21% fail on Pipe
      • 0.14% fail on Cap
      • 0.035% fail on Tank
    • 0.95% fail on Emissions (72% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (25% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (39% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.77% fail on Condition
      • 0.035% fail on Requirements
    • 0.74% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (56% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.6% fail on Steering (48% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering system (61% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end (50% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Free play
        • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.035% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.60% fail on Power steering
      • 0.39% fail on Pipes and hoses (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
    • 0.18% fail on Steering control
      • 0.18% fail on Steering lock (13 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Locking devices
  • 2.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (31% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Body condition
    • 0.70% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.70% fail on Chassis
    • 0.25% fail on Doors (66% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.070% fail on Drivers
      • 0.070% fail on Passengers other (83% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers
      • 0.035% fail on Passengers
    • 0.070% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.070% fail on Body security
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN (48% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate (48% worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.74% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.67% fail on Attachment (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Condition
  • 0.11% fail on Towbars
    • 0.11% fail on Vehicle structure

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