SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
74.7% pass rate
from 2,593 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Suspension (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Condition
      • 0.039% fail on Linkage condition
    • 4.4% fail on Coil springs (82% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Condition (83% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension arms (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.15% fail on Front
      • 0.039% fail on Rear
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.12% fail on Front drive shafts (78% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Constant velocity joints (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Drive shafts (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Tie bars/rods (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Torque/reaction arms (23 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (24 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.039% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 7.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (27% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.12% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.81% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.077% fail on Side repeaters (84% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Position lamps (81% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Front lamps (91% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Battery
    • 0.039% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.039% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.039% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.039% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.039% fail on Horn
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.23% fail on Valve stem (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 3.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (26% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.50% fail on Washers (67% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.0% fail on Brakes (35% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components (42% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (37% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Brake discs (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.50% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.35% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.077% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.077% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.039% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.039% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.077% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.077% fail on Pedal
        • 0.077% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.039% fail on Components
        • 0.039% fail on Hoses
    • 0.039% fail on Restricted movement
  • 1.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.96% fail on Exhaust system (74% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.35% fail on System (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Emissions
  • 0.66% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.46% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.42% fail on Condition
      • 0.039% fail on Attachment
    • 0.19% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.12% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.077% fail on Passengers airbag (23 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.66% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.66% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.62% fail on Steering
    • 0.31% fail on Steering system
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.077% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.039% fail on Free play
        • 0.039% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.039% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Other components (18 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Operation
      • 0.039% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.039% fail on Rams
    • 0.077% fail on Steering control
      • 0.077% fail on Steering coupling (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.077% fail on Universal joint (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
  • 0.12% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.039% fail on Body condition
    • 0.039% fail on Doors
      • 0.039% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.039% fail on Seats
      • 0.039% fail on Drivers

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