SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
60.9% pass rate
from 14,261 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 13% fail on Coil springs (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 13% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Location
    • 7.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage condition (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front drive shafts (52% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (51% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.021% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Attachment
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers (27% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (27% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Wheel bearings (47% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Front
      • 0.070% fail on Rear (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Front suspension joints (63% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.18% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.091% fail on Trailing arms (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Sub-frames (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0070% fail on Condition
    • 0.021% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.014% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.0070% fail on Condition
      • 0.0070% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0070% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0070% fail on Condition
    • 0.0070% fail on Axles
      • 0.0070% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.0070% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (32% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps (28% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Front lamps (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.028% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps (17% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp (25% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.0070% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.028% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.028% fail on Switch
      • 0.028% fail on Dipswitch (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (49% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Direction indicators (16% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Flashing type (16% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Switch
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (58% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Battery
    • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Fog lamp (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.0070% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Horn
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.063% fail on Trailer electrical socket (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.014% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.014% fail on Lamp
  • 8.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.014% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (86% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 8.4% fail on Brakes (11% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Hub components (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Brake pads (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Brake discs (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake calipers (91% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Brake drums
    • 3.3% fail on Brake performance (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Front wheels (33% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.042% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.021% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.74% fail on Hydraulic systems (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Components (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Hoses
        • 0.070% fail on Pipes (95% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.0070% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.0070% fail on Servos
      • 0.25% fail on Leaks (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Operation
      • 0.028% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.49% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
    • 0.33% fail on ABS (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.15% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.028% fail on Service brake control components (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pedal (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Condition
        • 0.014% fail on Anti-slip (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.028% fail on Cable
    • 0.021% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0070% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0070% fail on Components
        • 0.0070% fail on Servos
  • 5.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (14% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.077% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (16% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on System (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Cap (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Pipe
      • 0.056% fail on Tank
    • 0.54% fail on Emissions (63% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.2% fail on Steering
    • 0.90% fail on Steering system (56% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Free play (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.20% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.021% fail on Other components
        • 0.021% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.90% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Other components (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Operation (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Rams (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0070% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0070% fail on Drive system
    • 0.50% fail on Steering control (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Steering coupling (38 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Universal joint (40 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Steering lock (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0070% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.063% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.88% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (28% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
      • 0.021% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0070% fail on Attachment
    • 0.39% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (45% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.74% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.60% fail on Road Wheels (44% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Attachment (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Condition
  • 0.41% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (49% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Doors
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.035% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.098% fail on Body condition (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.049% fail on Seats
      • 0.042% fail on Passengers
      • 0.0070% fail on Drivers
    • 0.0070% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.0070% fail on Towbars
    • 0.0070% fail on Towbar

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