SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
55.5% pass rate
from 12,131 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage condition (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
    • 9.4% fail on Coil springs (84% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Condition (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Location
    • 3.2% fail on Suspension arms (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (24% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Drive shafts (18% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Front drive shafts (18% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (19% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Couplings
        • 0.016% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.066% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.066% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Wheel bearings (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Front (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Tie bars/rods (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
    • 0.35% fail on Front suspension joints (72% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Component mounting (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Subframe mounting (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Radius arms (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.049% fail on Condition
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
      • 0.025% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.025% fail on Panhard rods (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.016% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.016% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0082% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0082% fail on Attachment
  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Position lamps (25% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Front lamps (34% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.041% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.025% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.50% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.0082% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0082% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.058% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.033% fail on Dipswitch (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Direction indicators (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Flashing type (39% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual lamps (33% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Side repeaters (54% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators (45% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Switch (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Battery
    • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Fog lamp (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.033% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Horn (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.091% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.066% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.033% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.025% fail on Switch
      • 0.0082% fail on Tell tale
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance (17% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.54% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.091% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.025% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.6% fail on Hub components (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Brake pads (85% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Brake discs (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Brake calipers (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0082% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Components (74% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Hoses
        • 0.17% fail on Pipes (94% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.33% fail on Leaks
      • 0.099% fail on Operation
      • 0.0082% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.2% fail on ABS (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Parking brake (31% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Electronic stability system (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Restricted movement (84% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Mechanical components (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Lever
      • 0.0082% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0082% fail on Cable
    • 0.025% fail on Service brake control components (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Pedal (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Condition
        • 0.0082% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.0082% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0082% fail on Components
        • 0.0082% fail on Servos
  • 9.2% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.4% fail on Condition (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.8% fail on Washers (14% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.082% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (16% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system (18% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Cap (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Emissions (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 3.2% fail on Steering (21% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Steering system (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (45% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Free play (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.058% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.033% fail on Other components
        • 0.025% fail on Steering pivot point
        • 0.0082% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0082% fail on Steering box
    • 0.40% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Other components (79% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Operation
      • 0.074% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.049% fail on Rams (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0082% fail on Drive system
    • 0.24% fail on Steering control (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering coupling (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Universal joint (14 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.016% fail on Steering column
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.033% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.0082% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (30% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (31% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.0082% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.77% fail on Seat belts (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Condition (70% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0082% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0082% fail on Installation check
        • 0.0082% fail on Anchorage's
      • 0.0082% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.00% fail on Registration plates and VIN (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.016% fail on Vehicle Identification Number (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.81% fail on Road Wheels (79% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition
    • 0.0082% fail on Hubs
  • 0.58% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Doors (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.058% fail on Passengers other (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Drivers
    • 0.17% fail on Body condition (64% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Seats (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Drivers
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Speedometer (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Body security
    • 0.033% fail on Load security
      • 0.033% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.025% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.0082% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0082% fail on Chassis
  • 0.016% fail on Towbars
    • 0.016% fail on Towbar
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