SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
55.2% pass rate
from 6,313 tests in 2020
(7.0% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 7.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover (52% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Ball joint (66% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.4% fail on Springs (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Coil springs (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Coil spring (41% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Mounting
      • 0.016% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms (27% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint (34% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint dust cover (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Suspension arm (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers (93% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Macpherson strut (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.51% fail on Wheel bearings (68% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (13 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.40% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (78% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.032% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.079% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.079% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (12% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Headlamps (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Headlamp (36% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.32% fail on Dipswitch (15 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.5% fail on Position lamps (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Position lamp (34% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (27% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Switch (11 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (59% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (50% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.40% fail on Horn
      • 0.16% fail on Battery(ies) (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.048% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.41% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Rear reflectors (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.095% fail on Main beam tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.016% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.016% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Brakes (17% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (18% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.016% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (37% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (34% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.016% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.032% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.016% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.016% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.016% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.48% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (55% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (sp) (55% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance (54% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (47% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (48% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Brake discs and drums (31% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Brake discs (30% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (65% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Cable (76% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Lever
    • 1.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.78% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.30% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.90% fail on Hydraulic systems (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Brake fluid (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Valves (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.032% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.65% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.43% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.57% fail on Lever
    • 0.49% fail on Rigid brake pipes (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.40% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.048% fail on Other components
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.41% fail on View to rear
      • 0.41% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.016% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (16% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Size/type
  • 6.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (22% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (34% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Spark ignition (33% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (27% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (45% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested (49% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.032% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.032% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.048% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.1% fail on Compression ignition (36% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (43% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.032% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.016% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.063% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.032% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.016% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.016% fail on Undertray
  • 5.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (38% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system (20% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Transmission (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Drive shafts (58% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Joints (58% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.032% fail on Prop shafts (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Joints (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Fuel system (64% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on System
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
    • 0.22% fail on Doors (53% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
      • 0.095% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.095% fail on Door condition
    • 0.17% fail on Integral vehicle structure (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.048% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.032% fail on Strengthening plate (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Chassis (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Chassis condition (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.11% fail on Body (62% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Other body component
      • 0.016% fail on Panel
    • 0.079% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.048% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.032% fail on Bracket
    • 0.048% fail on Undertray
    • 0.016% fail on Floor
    • 0.016% fail on Seats
      • 0.016% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.016% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.016% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 4.2% fail on Steering (14% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Steering linkage components (19% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.048% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.74% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.70% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.048% fail on Operation
    • 0.32% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
      • 0.079% fail on Operation
      • 0.063% fail on Pump (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.19% fail on Steering play
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.048% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.048% fail on Universal joint (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.016% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.016% fail on Steering column
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (21% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.92% fail on Condition (60% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Prescribed areas (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Attachment
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
      • 0.016% fail on Load limiters
      • 0.016% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (28% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Airbags
      • 0.032% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.93% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.93% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.71% fail on Road Wheels (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Attachment (85% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.063% fail on Condition
  • 0.016% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.016% fail on Doors
      • 0.016% fail on Emergency exits
  • 0.016% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.016% fail on Anchorages
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