SAAB 9-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
72.6% pass rate
from 723 tests in 2020
(29% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (36% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps (25% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp (22% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (59% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (10% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Rear fog lamp (10% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Rear fog lamp (15% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Switch
    • 0.55% fail on Electrical equipment (38% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Battery(ies) (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Horn (5.9% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Reversing lamps (73% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Reversing lamps (77% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Direction indicators (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Flashing type (86% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (87% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Position lamp
  • 7.3% fail on Suspension (38% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Springs (9.1% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Coil springs (9.3% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Coil spring (9.6% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Linkage ball joints (30% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (49% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Suspension arms (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Pins and bushes (46% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.69% fail on Shock absorbers (49% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Sub-frames (86% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.14% fail on Axles
      • 0.14% fail on Stub axle
    • 0.14% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 6.9% fail on Brakes (11% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Brake performance (6.1% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (9.6% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (4.5% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance (2.9% better than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance (6.9% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3.5% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (2.8% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Parking brake performance (2.0% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (2.1% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Parking brake performance (14% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (28% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (42% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (42% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (5.9% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (5.4% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Cable
        • 0.14% fail on Lever
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Electronic stability control (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (29% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever (51% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.41% fail on Parking brake control (26% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Lever (46% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (9.3% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition (15% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (26% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (36% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust emissions (15% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition (53% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (83% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (30% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition (13% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (48% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.69% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Other leaks (21 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Engine oil leaks (87% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.14% fail on Undertray
  • 2.2% fail on Visibility (56% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (50% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Washers (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (62% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Transmission (60% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Drive shafts (58% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Joints (58% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Exhaust system (74% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Chassis
      • 0.14% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Pipe
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component
    • 0.14% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.14% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 0.55% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering gear (19% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Steering rack (26% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.14% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.14% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
  • 0.41% fail on Identification of the vehicle (1.5% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plates (1.8% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels (0.24% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment (37% worse than other 2010 cars)
Read the Honest John Review

  • Saab 9-5 (2010 - 2011)
    Distinctive design. Comfortable cabin. Impressive rear passenger room and large boot. Fuel efficient 2.0 TiD engine. Well equipped as standard.

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