SAAB 9-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
66.0% pass rate
from 2,188 tests in 2017
(14% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.5% fail on Front lamps (45% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Rear lamps (86% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps (62% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (17 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (16 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Headlamp levelling device (29 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (22 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (19 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Headlamp levelling device (23 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.046% fail on Switch
      • 0.046% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (46% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (52% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.82% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.046% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.046% fail on Switch
    • 0.27% fail on Battery
    • 0.27% fail on Direction indicators (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Flashing type (89% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (73% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.091% fail on Individual lamps (95% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.18% fail on Horn
    • 0.091% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.046% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 9.7% fail on Suspension (36% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.64% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
    • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Trailing arms (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front drive shafts (53% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.91% fail on Condition
    • 0.46% fail on Sub-frames (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Condition
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
    • 0.46% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.37% fail on Front
      • 0.091% fail on Rear (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Front suspension joints (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.091% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.091% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.091% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.091% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.091% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.046% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.046% fail on Spring mounting
  • 8.9% fail on Brakes
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake performance (49% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.69% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.27% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.046% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.64% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.23% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.046% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.1% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.0% fail on Components (41% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Pipes (58% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Hoses
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.046% fail on Leaks
    • 0.64% fail on ABS
    • 0.27% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.27% fail on Mechanical components (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Cable
      • 0.091% fail on Lever (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.046% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.046% fail on Warning
    • 0.046% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.6% fail on Tyres
    • 4.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
    • 0.046% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.046% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (35% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.37% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.046% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on System (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Cap
      • 0.046% fail on Hose
      • 0.046% fail on Pipe
    • 0.64% fail on Exhaust system (69% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Emissions (56% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.0% fail on Steering (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Steering system (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Pipes and hoses (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Operation
      • 0.091% fail on Other components
      • 0.046% fail on Rams
    • 0.046% fail on Steering control
      • 0.046% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.046% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.69% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
      • 0.046% fail on Attachment
    • 0.37% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.37% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.96% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.96% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.73% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.73% fail on Attachment (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.32% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (60% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Seats
      • 0.091% fail on Passengers
      • 0.091% fail on Drivers
    • 0.14% fail on Body condition
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