SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
70.2% pass rate
from 2,945 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Suspension (82% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Springs (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Coil springs (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 8.2% fail on Coil spring (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Mounting (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.034% fail on Linkage
    • 0.58% fail on Suspension arms (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers (55% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (33 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.068% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.034% fail on Ball joint
  • 6.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (43% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (30% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp (32% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.034% fail on Dipswitch
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (60% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.034% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.92% fail on Stop lamp (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (78% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Position lamps (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Position lamp (81% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.14% fail on Horn
      • 0.034% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.068% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.034% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.034% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (26% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 5.3% fail on Brakes
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.034% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.81% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.81% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.44% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt
          • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.034% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.034% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.034% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.034% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (30% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (34% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (34% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.85% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.034% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.034% fail on Cable
    • 0.41% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.27% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic systems (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake fluid (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.068% fail on Pedal
    • 0.10% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.068% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.068% fail on Lever
    • 0.068% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.034% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.034% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.034% fail on Other components
  • 3.3% fail on Visibility (27% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (43% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.034% fail on Window
    • 0.034% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.034% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.9% fail on Exhaust system (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on System (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Tank
      • 0.034% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.10% fail on Undertray
    • 0.068% fail on Doors
      • 0.034% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.034% fail on Door condition
      • 0.034% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.034% fail on Door condition
    • 0.034% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.034% fail on Seats
      • 0.034% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 1.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition (79% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.44% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.034% fail on Particulate filter
      • 0.34% fail on Spark ignition (68% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.10% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.068% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.95% fail on Steering
    • 0.34% fail on Steering linkage components (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.034% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.034% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Other components (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Rams (43 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Operation
    • 0.20% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.034% fail on Operation
    • 0.17% fail on Steering play (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.034% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.51% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.48% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.44% fail on Condition
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
    • 0.034% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
  • 0.41% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plates

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