SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
59.9% pass rate
from 14,494 tests in 2020
(4.3% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Springs (97% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Coil springs (98% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 9.3% fail on Coil spring (98% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Mounting
    • 8.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (85% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (61% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (79% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage (58% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.0069% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (46% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Ball joint dust cover (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Suspension arm (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.41% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (20 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.034% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.41% fail on Macpherson strut (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Macpherson strut (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.34% fail on Wheel bearings (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0069% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.048% fail on Sub-frames (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Sub-frame (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.048% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (90% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Axles (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (85% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps (27% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (32% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.062% fail on Dipswitch (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Matched pair (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp (23% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Individual direction indicators (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (80% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.062% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (68% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Electrical equipment (36% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Horn (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Battery(ies) (50% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.034% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.19% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (72% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Switch
      • 0.0069% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0069% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.0069% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0069% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.0069% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.0069% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 9.6% fail on Brakes (8.9% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Brake pads (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums (22% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs (21% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.069% fail on Cable
        • 0.021% fail on Lever
    • 4.5% fail on Brake performance (13% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (19% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance (30% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0069% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.014% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0069% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.0069% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (35% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (31% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.0069% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.90% fail on Parking brake performance (23% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (23% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.041% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.041% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.028% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (52% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (sp) (51% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance (52% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.090% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.48% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (50% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Anti-lock braking system (61% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic systems (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.014% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.0069% fail on Valves
    • 0.36% fail on Flexible brake hoses (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (73% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (91% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake control (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Lever
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.048% fail on Pedal (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Rigid brake pipes (93% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.0069% fail on Other components
      • 0.0069% fail on Additional braking device
    • 0.0069% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0069% fail on Leaks
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.6% fail on Compression ignition (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.076% fail on Emission control equipment (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.034% fail on Particulate filter (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.028% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.8% fail on Spark ignition (51% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (32% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Catalyst emissions (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested (66% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.0069% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0069% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.57% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.26% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Other leaks (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.021% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.014% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0069% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure (11% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Transmission (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts (38% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Joints (38% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.0069% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.062% fail on Prop shafts (56% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Joints
      • 0.0069% fail on Halfshafts
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on System (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Tank
      • 0.034% fail on Hose
    • 0.32% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
      • 0.13% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.13% fail on Door condition
      • 0.062% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.062% fail on Door condition
    • 0.12% fail on Body
      • 0.069% fail on Other body component
      • 0.034% fail on Panel
      • 0.0069% fail on Body condition
      • 0.0069% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.083% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.069% fail on Undertray
    • 0.055% fail on Seats (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.028% fail on Integral vehicle structure (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Strengthening plate (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.0069% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.0069% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mounting (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0069% fail on Bracket
    • 0.014% fail on Load security
      • 0.0069% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.0069% fail on Tailgate condition
      • 0.0069% fail on Access panel
    • 0.014% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0069% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.0069% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.0069% fail on Chassis
      • 0.0069% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.0069% fail on Towbar
      • 0.0069% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.0069% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility (13% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers (29% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on View to rear
      • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.083% fail on Bonnet (51% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.076% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.9% fail on Steering (35% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Operation (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pipes and hoses (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Rams (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pump
    • 0.36% fail on Steering play (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.034% fail on Operation
      • 0.021% fail on Steering box
    • 0.34% fail on Steering linkage components (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.0069% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.0069% fail on Other components
        • 0.0069% fail on Steering component
      • 0.0069% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.12% fail on Steering coupling (15 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Universal joint (15 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.0069% fail on Flexible coupling
    • 0.028% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.014% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0069% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0069% fail on Steering lock
  • 0.82% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (48% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Seat belts (36% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0069% fail on Requirements
    • 0.34% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Airbags
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.61% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.61% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.61% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.55% fail on Attachment (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Hubs (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.021% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.014% fail on Anchorages
    • 0.0069% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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