SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
62.1% pass rate
from 10,673 tests in 2020
(4.8% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Springs (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 9.8% fail on Coil springs (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 9.7% fail on Coil spring (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Leaf springs (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Spring saddle (18 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.056% fail on Linkage (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins and bushes (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Suspension arm (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Shock absorbers (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Wheel bearings (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0094% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.075% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.066% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.12% fail on Suspension rods (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0094% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.019% fail on Sub-frames (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Sub-frame (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0094% fail on Axles
      • 0.0094% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.0094% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance (19% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (18% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.36% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.047% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0094% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.019% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
        • 0.0094% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.94% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.075% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.019% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.028% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.019% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.0094% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.019% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.019% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.31% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (42% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Rbt (sp) (41% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance (49% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Brake pads (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.80% fail on Brake discs and drums (33% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Brake discs (33% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.10% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.056% fail on Lever
        • 0.047% fail on Cable
    • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic systems (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Servos
      • 0.0094% fail on Master cylinder
      • 0.0094% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.33% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.29% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.056% fail on Pedal
    • 0.29% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-lock braking system (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.24% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.21% fail on Parking brake control (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Lever (43% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Rigid brake pipes (96% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.019% fail on Other components
    • 0.0094% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.0094% fail on Leaks
  • 8.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.037% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.8% fail on Stop lamp (57% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Direction indicators (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Flashing type (50% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Individual direction indicators (35% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.066% fail on Side repeaters (89% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Position lamps (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Position lamp (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.81% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.43% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.42% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.0094% fail on Switch
    • 0.32% fail on Electrical equipment (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Horn (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.037% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.037% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.037% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.019% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0094% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0094% fail on Reversing lamp switch
  • 6.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Compression ignition (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Emissions not tested (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Emission control equipment (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.056% fail on Particulate filter (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Exhaust gas recirculation valve (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.0094% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.056% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.019% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0094% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition (60% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (39% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Catalyst emissions (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Emissions not tested (76% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.0094% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0094% fail on Oxygen sensor
    • 0.43% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Other leaks (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Engine oil leaks (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.028% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.019% fail on Undertray
      • 0.0094% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres (10% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (14% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (15% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Transmission (50% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts (49% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Joints (49% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.037% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.037% fail on Joints
    • 0.83% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on System (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.028% fail on Hose
      • 0.019% fail on Tank
    • 0.58% fail on Doors (85% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Hinge
      • 0.17% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
      • 0.066% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.066% fail on Door condition
    • 0.10% fail on Undertray
    • 0.094% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.056% fail on Body
      • 0.047% fail on Other body component
      • 0.0094% fail on Panel
    • 0.037% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.028% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.0094% fail on Bracket
    • 0.037% fail on Seats (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.019% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.0094% fail on Load security
      • 0.0094% fail on Loading door
    • 0.0094% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.0094% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.0094% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (39% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear
      • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.075% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.047% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.037% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.0094% fail on Window
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (40% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Other components (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.066% fail on Rams (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.39% fail on Steering linkage components (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.047% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.037% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.30% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.019% fail on Operation
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.056% fail on Steering coupling (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Universal joint (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.0094% fail on Steering column
    • 0.0094% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.69% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
      • 0.019% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0094% fail on Attachment
    • 0.20% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (71% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Airbags
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.59% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.50% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.48% fail on Attachment
    • 0.019% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.0094% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.0094% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.0094% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.0094% fail on Anchorages

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