SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
56.0% pass rate
from 9,807 tests in 2020
(5.0% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (6.1% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Pins and bushes (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.0% fail on Springs (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Coil springs (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Coil spring (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Mounting
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (53% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Suspension arm (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Wheel bearings (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.020% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.24% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.082% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.33% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.21% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.17% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (86% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.051% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.020% fail on Axles (85% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (81% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension unit
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (15% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Headlamps (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Dipswitch (24 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp levelling device (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Position lamp (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.031% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type (23% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.32% fail on Side repeaters (59% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (59% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (55% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Electrical equipment (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Horn
      • 0.19% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.051% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.041% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.41% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Switch
      • 0.010% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.010% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.20% fail on Rear reflectors (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.031% fail on Main beam tell-tale
    • 0.020% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 0.010% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.010% fail on Outline marker lamp
  • 12% fail on Brakes (9.2% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Brake performance (18% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.64% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.061% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.061% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.041% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (48% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (33% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (33% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.00% fail on Parking brake performance (32% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.092% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.020% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.031% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.020% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.010% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.46% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (45% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake imbalance (40% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.092% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.010% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (81% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Brake pads (80% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Brake linings (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.16% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.092% fail on Cable
        • 0.051% fail on Lever
        • 0.010% fail on Linkage
        • 0.010% fail on Pivot
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.50% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.59% fail on Hydraulic systems (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.48% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (85% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.36% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.071% fail on Pedal (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.38% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.061% fail on Other components
    • 0.010% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.010% fail on Leaks
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.41% fail on View to rear
      • 0.41% fail on Mirrors (55% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.092% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.092% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (17% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.7% fail on Transmission (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Drive shafts (26% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Joints (25% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.010% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.12% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.12% fail on Joints
    • 0.96% fail on Fuel system (93% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on System (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
      • 0.010% fail on Tank
      • 0.010% fail on Hose
    • 0.29% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.16% fail on Door condition
      • 0.11% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
        • 0.010% fail on Catch
      • 0.010% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.010% fail on Door condition
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.13% fail on Undertray
    • 0.082% fail on Seats (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.041% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.071% fail on Body (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Other body component
    • 0.041% fail on Integral vehicle structure (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.020% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.020% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (94% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.031% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.020% fail on Chassis (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Chassis condition (92% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Towbar
      • 0.010% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.010% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.020% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.020% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.010% fail on Floor
  • 6.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.2% fail on Spark ignition (34% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (25% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Catalyst emissions (55% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested (40% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 3.0% fail on Compression ignition (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (50% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.15% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.051% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.041% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.020% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.010% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.010% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve
        • 0.020% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.65% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.53% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.092% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.020% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.020% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.020% fail on Undertray
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres (14% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (16% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Steering (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.061% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.031% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.010% fail on Other components
        • 0.010% fail on Steering component
      • 0.010% fail on Rear wheel steering
        • 0.010% fail on Components
    • 0.34% fail on Steering gear (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
      • 0.092% fail on Operation
      • 0.041% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.041% fail on Rams
      • 0.010% fail on Pump
    • 0.20% fail on Steering play
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.092% fail on Steering coupling (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Universal joint (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.010% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.010% fail on Steering column
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (34% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.88% fail on Condition (80% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Prescribed areas (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Airbags
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.010% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.93% fail on Identification of the vehicle (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Registration plates (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.82% fail on Road Wheels (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Attachment (88% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 0.020% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.020% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.010% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.010% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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