SAAB 9-3 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
71.2% pass rate
from 219 tests in 2020
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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
    • 8.2% fail on Springs (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Coil springs (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 8.2% fail on Coil spring (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.46% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
  • 5.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.91% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.46% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.46% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 5.5% fail on Brakes
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.91% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.46% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.46% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.46% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.46% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.46% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.46% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.2% fail on Visibility
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
    • 0.91% fail on Washers
    • 0.46% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.46% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.46% fail on Hose
    • 0.46% fail on Transmission
      • 0.46% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.46% fail on Joints
  • 0.91% fail on Steering
    • 0.91% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.91% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.46% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.46% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.46% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.46% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.46% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.46% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.46% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment

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