SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
54.0% pass rate
from 3,926 tests in 2017
(5.3% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (7.6% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Position lamps (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Front lamps (59% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.025% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.025% fail on Switch
    • 7.0% fail on Headlamps (44% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Headlamp (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (13 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.10% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.025% fail on Dipswitch
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp (31% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Individual lamps (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.38% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.025% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (64% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
    • 0.46% fail on Horn
    • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Fog lamp (78% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.051% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.051% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.051% fail on Switch
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 8.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (49% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 5.5% fail on Coil springs (25% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Condition (26% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Location
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Prescribed areas (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Component mounting (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.025% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.74% fail on Front suspension joints (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Front drive shafts (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Constant velocity joints (81% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.61% fail on Trailing arms (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
    • 0.46% fail on Tie bars/rods (88% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on Wheel bearings (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Front (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear (88% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Radius arms (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.025% fail on Condition
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
    • 0.051% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.051% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.025% fail on General condition
    • 0.025% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.025% fail on Suspension unit
  • 14% fail on Brakes (14% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Rear wheels (24% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance (20% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (50% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Hub components (31% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Brake pads (49% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.41% fail on Brake calipers (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Components (63% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Hoses
        • 1.0% fail on Pipes (76% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.025% fail on Pump
      • 0.59% fail on Leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.025% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake (60% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on ABS (48% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.20% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.20% fail on Cable
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
        • 0.076% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.025% fail on Condition
    • 0.076% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.051% fail on Components
        • 0.051% fail on Servos
      • 0.025% fail on Operation
    • 0.025% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.025% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
    • 0.18% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (19% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers (22% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.51% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.33% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.025% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (20% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on System
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
      • 0.051% fail on Hose
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested (47% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 4.6% fail on Steering
    • 3.8% fail on Steering system
      • 3.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.025% fail on Free play
        • 0.025% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.025% fail on Steering box
      • 0.025% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
        • 0.025% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.41% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Other components
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
      • 0.076% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.051% fail on Pump
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.025% fail on Rams
    • 0.33% fail on Steering control (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Steering lock (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering coupling (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Universal joint (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Steering column
    • 0.10% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment
      • 0.025% fail on Requirements
      • 0.025% fail on Installation check
        • 0.025% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 1.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.89% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Seats (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Drivers (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers
    • 0.46% fail on Body condition (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Doors (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers other (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Drivers
      • 0.025% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.10% fail on Vehicle structure (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Chassis (73% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.97% fail on Road Wheels (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Attachment (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
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