SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
64.1% pass rate
from 5,430 tests in 2020
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 (41% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 10% fail on Springs (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 10% fail on Coil springs (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 10% fail on Coil spring (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Mounting
    • 7.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage ball joints (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins and bushes (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.79% fail on Shock absorbers (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Wheel bearings (46% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (16 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.13% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.092% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.092% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.074% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.074% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.018% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 7.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (45% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (37% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (42% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.055% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.037% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (57% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators (43% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type (43% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters (83% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.055% fail on Switch (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Position lamps (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Position lamp (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Horn
      • 0.055% fail on Trailer electrical socket (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.18% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp (67% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Switch
    • 0.037% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.018% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.018% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.018% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.018% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 6.8% fail on Brakes (15% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.018% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs and drums (35% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Brake discs (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.055% fail on Cable
    • 3.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.018% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.96% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (39% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt (sp) (36% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt
          • 0.42% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.018% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.018% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.018% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.18% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp) (59% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake imbalance (67% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.074% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.17% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system (72% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.15% fail on Parking brake control (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.092% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.037% fail on Pedal
    • 0.018% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.018% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (49% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Compression ignition (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (83% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.037% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.018% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.018% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 0.68% fail on Spark ignition (67% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (47% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Catalyst emissions (89% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Emissions not tested (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Other leaks (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.018% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.018% fail on Undertray
  • 3.9% fail on Visibility (29% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (21% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.13% fail on View to rear
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.092% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.055% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.055% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.63% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on System (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Pipe
      • 0.055% fail on Hose (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.018% fail on Tank
    • 0.57% fail on Doors (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Driver's door (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other passenger's door (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.074% fail on Door condition
    • 0.50% fail on Transmission (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Drive shafts (68% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Joints (68% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.15% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.018% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.018% fail on Panel
    • 0.092% fail on Undertray
    • 0.074% fail on Seats
      • 0.074% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.055% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.037% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.037% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (28% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Power steering (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Other components (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Rams (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Steering linkage components (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.037% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.037% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Steering component
        • 0.018% fail on Steering linkage
    • 0.18% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.055% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Steering play (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Steering coupling (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Universal joint (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Steering column
    • 0.018% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.90% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.50% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.48% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment
    • 0.41% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.018% fail on Airbags
      • 0.018% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.48% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.39% fail on Attachment
    • 0.074% fail on Condition
  • 0.018% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.018% fail on Belt(s)/padding

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