SAAB 9-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
60.2% pass rate
from 1,046 tests in 2017
(19% better than other 2000 cars)
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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.096% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.096% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.096% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.096% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 4.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp (42% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.76% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.19% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.86% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.86% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.57% fail on Battery
    • 0.38% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Horn
    • 0.096% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.096% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.096% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Suspension (33% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (52% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (74% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment
      • 0.096% fail on Condition
      • 0.096% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (38% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts (56% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front drive shafts (55% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (55% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.76% fail on Prescribed areas (85% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Component mounting (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Subframe mounting (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.48% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.48% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.48% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.38% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.096% fail on Attachment
    • 0.38% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (94% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Location
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Front
      • 0.19% fail on Rear (84% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Front suspension joints (87% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 12% fail on Brakes (33% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance (47% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Rear wheels (51% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Front wheels (73% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.6% fail on Components
        • 4.0% fail on Pipes
        • 0.86% fail on Hoses
      • 0.38% fail on Leaks
      • 0.096% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.096% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.67% fail on ABS
    • 0.48% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.38% fail on Lever (21 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.38% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
        • 0.096% fail on Condition
        • 0.096% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.096% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 8.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.48% fail on Valve stem (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 7.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (25% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.38% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.096% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (48% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system (36% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Emissions (61% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.29% fail on Cap
      • 0.29% fail on System
      • 0.096% fail on Pipe
    • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (83% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 2.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (48% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
    • 0.096% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.096% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.5% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Steering system (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Track rod end (73% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.096% fail on Lock stop
    • 0.48% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
    • 0.096% fail on Steering control
      • 0.096% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.096% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (72% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Body condition (62% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.29% fail on Chassis
    • 0.096% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.48% fail on Attachment
    • 0.096% fail on Condition
  • 0.096% fail on Towbars
    • 0.096% fail on Towbar
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  • Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Decent mix of performance and economy. Superb long-distance comfort aided by good ride and fantastic seats. An exceptionally safe car.

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