SAAB 9-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
70.1% pass rate
from 402 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (65% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 11% fail on Position lamps (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front lamps (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.25% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.00% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.00% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.50% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.50% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.25% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.25% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.25% fail on Horn
  • 8.2% fail on Suspension
    • 8.0% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 6.5% fail on Brakes
    • 3.7% fail on Hub components
      • 3.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.50% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.50% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.00% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.50% fail on Leaks (13 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Operation
      • 0.25% fail on Components
        • 0.25% fail on Hoses
    • 0.75% fail on ABS (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.25% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.25% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.25% fail on Cable
    • 0.25% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
  • 2.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.75% fail on Washers
    • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
  • 0.75% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.50% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.25% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.25% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
  • 0.25% fail on Steering
    • 0.25% fail on Steering system
      • 0.25% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.25% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.25% fail on Body condition
  • 0.25% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.25% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.25% fail on Emissions
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