SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
66.4% pass rate
from 4,830 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (70% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 12% fail on Coil springs (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 12% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Location
    • 6.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers (46% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Suspension arms (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.23% fail on Front
      • 0.021% fail on Rear
    • 0.23% fail on Drive shafts (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Front drive shafts (83% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Constant velocity joints (83% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.041% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.14% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.12% fail on Front suspension joints (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.083% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.062% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.062% fail on Component mounting (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on General condition
    • 0.021% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.021% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.021% fail on Condition
  • 8.6% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (48% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.041% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.021% fail on Matched pair
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Position lamps (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.23% fail on Front lamps (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.95% fail on Direction indicators (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Flashing type (38% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.041% fail on Switch
        • 0.021% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Fog lamp (63% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Horn
    • 0.041% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.021% fail on Battery
    • 0.021% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.021% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.021% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.021% fail on Switch
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
    • 0.083% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.041% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 5.1% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.12% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.021% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (25% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.66% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.48% fail on Front wheels (41% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.021% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic systems (66% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Components (72% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Hoses
        • 0.041% fail on Pipes (92% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.062% fail on Leaks
      • 0.041% fail on Operation
      • 0.021% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.083% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.062% fail on ABS (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.021% fail on Lever
    • 0.021% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.021% fail on Components
        • 0.021% fail on Servos
    • 0.021% fail on Locking devices
  • 4.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.062% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (66% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on System (22 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pipe (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Cap
      • 0.021% fail on Hose
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.10% fail on Emissions (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.75% fail on Steering (38% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Steering system (67% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end (71% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Free play
        • 0.062% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.021% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.021% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Rams (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Operation
      • 0.041% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.12% fail on Steering control (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Steering coupling (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Universal joint (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.021% fail on Steering column
    • 0.021% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.72% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.48% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.48% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.25% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.60% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.41% fail on Doors (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers other (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
      • 0.041% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.083% fail on Body condition
    • 0.041% fail on Body security
    • 0.041% fail on Seats
      • 0.021% fail on Passengers
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers
    • 0.021% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment (91% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Condition
  • 0.46% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate

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