SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
62.7% pass rate
from 9,809 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (54% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 14% fail on Coil springs (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 13% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Location
    • 7.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.83% fail on Suspension arms (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Condition
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
    • 0.73% fail on Drive shafts (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Front drive shafts (63% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Constant velocity joints (64% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Couplings
        • 0.010% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.020% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.020% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.56% fail on Shock absorbers (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Wheel bearings (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Front
      • 0.020% fail on Rear (94% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Front suspension joints (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.082% fail on Trailing arms (67% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Macpherson strut (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Prescribed areas (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.010% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.010% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.010% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
  • 9.7% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (47% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (51% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (35% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.082% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.051% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.010% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.010% fail on Switch
      • 0.010% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Position lamps (70% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.38% fail on Front lamps (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 0.90% fail on Direction indicators (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Flashing type (49% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Individual lamps (38% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.071% fail on Side repeaters (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Switch
    • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (47% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Fog lamp (46% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Battery (55% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Horn (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Electrical wiring (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.041% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.041% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
    • 0.092% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 7.0% fail on Brakes (13% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Hub components (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Brake pads (36% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake calipers (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Brake back plates
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (16% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.96% fail on Parking brake performance (32% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Front wheels (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.071% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.020% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.010% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.47% fail on Hydraulic systems (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Components (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Hoses
        • 0.031% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.010% fail on Pipes
        • 0.010% fail on Servos
      • 0.18% fail on Leaks
      • 0.041% fail on Operation
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake (36% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.082% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.071% fail on ABS (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.051% fail on Pedal
        • 0.031% fail on Condition
        • 0.020% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.031% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.031% fail on Components
        • 0.020% fail on Servos
        • 0.010% fail on Hoses
    • 0.010% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.010% fail on Cable
    • 0.010% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.010% fail on Operation
    • 0.010% fail on Locking devices
  • 4.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Fuel system (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on System (16 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Cap
      • 0.041% fail on Pipe
      • 0.010% fail on Tank
      • 0.010% fail on Hose
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.36% fail on Emissions (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 4.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (26% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (26% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (35% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.10% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.010% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Steering system (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Track rod end (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Free play
        • 0.092% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.061% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.041% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.010% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.47% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Other components (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Operation
      • 0.082% fail on Pipes and hoses (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Pump
      • 0.010% fail on Rams
    • 0.10% fail on Steering control (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Steering coupling (13 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Universal joint (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.010% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.010% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.71% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.63% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (31% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.44% fail on Condition (50% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Requirements
      • 0.010% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.15% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (69% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.62% fail on Road Wheels (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Attachment (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Condition
  • 0.59% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.48% fail on Doors (85% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.071% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.071% fail on Body condition
    • 0.010% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.010% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.010% fail on Body security
    • 0.010% fail on Seats
      • 0.010% fail on Passengers

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