SAAB 9-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
71.5% pass rate
from 432 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.2% fail on Position lamps (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Position lamp (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.69% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.69% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.69% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.23% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.23% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.23% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.23% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.23% fail on Horn
  • 7.9% fail on Suspension
    • 6.0% fail on Springs (86% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Coil springs (86% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Coil spring (87% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.46% fail on Suspension arms (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
  • 6.0% fail on Brakes
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.93% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.93% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.23% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.23% fail on Cable
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.46% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt
          • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.46% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.23% fail on Leaks
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.23% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.23% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
  • 2.5% fail on Visibility
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear
      • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.23% fail on Washers
  • 1.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.69% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.23% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.23% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.23% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.93% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.46% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.23% fail on System
    • 0.23% fail on Undertray
  • 0.69% fail on Steering
    • 0.46% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.46% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Other components
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