SAAB 9-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
73.2% pass rate
from 714 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Position lamps (94% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Front lamps (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.14% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (69% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.56% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.28% fail on Battery
    • 0.28% fail on Direction indicators (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Flashing type (82% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.14% fail on Horn
  • 6.4% fail on Suspension
    • 2.7% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.98% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.70% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.56% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.42% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.28% fail on Rear
      • 0.14% fail on Front
    • 0.42% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 5.9% fail on Brakes
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.98% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.28% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.28% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.14% fail on Gradient hand brake
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.56% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.42% fail on Components
        • 0.28% fail on Hoses
        • 0.14% fail on Pipes
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks
    • 0.42% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.28% fail on Mechanical components (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Lever (64 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on ABS
    • 0.28% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (56% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 4.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on System (22 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.28% fail on Emissions
    • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.84% fail on Steering
    • 0.28% fail on Steering control (14 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Steering lock (208 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering system
      • 0.28% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.28% fail on Power steering
      • 0.28% fail on Other components (21 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.56% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.56% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
  • 0.56% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.42% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.14% fail on Body condition
    • 0.14% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers
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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