SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
53.7% pass rate
from 7,721 tests in 2017
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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.6% fail on Position lamps (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Front lamps (37% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.052% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.026% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.6% fail on Headlamps (38% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp (29% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
        • 0.013% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.013% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.17% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Dipswitch (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Matched pair (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (44% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Individual lamps (43% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.19% fail on Side repeaters (81% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Switch
      • 0.013% fail on Semaphore
        • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (52% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Battery
    • 0.30% fail on Horn (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Fog lamp (80% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.10% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.065% fail on Lamp
      • 0.052% fail on Switch
    • 0.091% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.052% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.039% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 22% fail on Suspension (8.7% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (77% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Linkage condition (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 7.5% fail on Coil springs (54% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Condition (56% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Location
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms (23% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (19% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers (71% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (71% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts (45% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Front drive shafts (44% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (44% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.026% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.49% fail on Tie bars/rods (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Trailing arms (93% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.35% fail on Wheel bearings (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Front (63% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Rear (91% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Front suspension joints (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Component mounting (73% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Radius arms (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 0.026% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.013% fail on General condition
    • 0.013% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.013% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.013% fail on Axles
      • 0.013% fail on Axle beam
  • 12% fail on Brakes (17% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance (17% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.039% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.1% fail on Hub components (48% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Brake pads (65% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.44% fail on Brake calipers (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Hydraulic systems (66% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Components (75% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Hoses
        • 0.28% fail on Pipes (92% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.065% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.039% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.013% fail on Valves
      • 0.52% fail on Leaks (72% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
    • 0.89% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.89% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on ABS (33% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.38% fail on Electronic stability system (75% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.091% fail on Pedal
        • 0.065% fail on Condition
        • 0.026% fail on Anti-slip (80% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Mechanical components (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Cable (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.013% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
      • 0.013% fail on Components
        • 0.013% fail on Pump/compressors
    • 0.026% fail on Locking devices
  • 9.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
    • 0.23% fail on Valve stem (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 8.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.40% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (18% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system (20% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Emissions (45% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system (86% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Cap (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on System
      • 0.17% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Tank
    • 0.47% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.7% fail on Steering
    • 4.0% fail on Steering system
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack (54% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Free play
        • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.052% fail on Other components
        • 0.039% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.013% fail on Steering component
      • 0.013% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.36% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
      • 0.039% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.013% fail on Pump
      • 0.013% fail on Rams
    • 0.26% fail on Steering control (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering lock (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering coupling (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Universal joint (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Steering column
    • 0.13% fail on Steering operation
  • 2.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Requirements
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
      • 0.026% fail on Prescribed areas (97% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (28% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.92% fail on Road Wheels (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Attachment (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Halfshafts
  • 0.67% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.078% fail on Drivers
      • 0.052% fail on Passengers other (79% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Body condition (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Vehicle structure (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Chassis (75% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Seats (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers
    • 0.039% fail on Load security
      • 0.026% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.013% fail on Access panel
    • 0.013% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.013% fail on Body security
  • 0.013% fail on Towbars
    • 0.013% fail on Towbar
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