SAAB 900 MOT Results

Registered in 1985
50.0% pass rate
from 50 tests in 2020
(68% worse than other 1985 cars)
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 1985 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 900 is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Brakes (200% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 26% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 20% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (6 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 20% fail on Rbt (sp) (7 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 16% fail on Parking brake performance (14 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 16% fail on Rbt (15 times worse than other 1985 cars)
          • 14% fail on Parking brake performance (15 times worse than other 1985 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 8.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 8.0% fail on Rbt
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 4.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 4.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 4.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 4.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 2.0% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.0% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 2.0% fail on Hand lever
    • 2.0% fail on Parking brake control
      • 2.0% fail on Lever
    • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.0% fail on Reservoirs
    • 2.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 6.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 4.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 2.0% fail on Horn
  • 20% fail on Visibility (190% worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 12% fail on Wipers (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Condition of glass
      • 2.0% fail on Windscreen
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 16% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 10% fail on Transmission (5 times worse than other 1985 cars)
      • 10% fail on Drive shafts (8 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 10% fail on Joints (8 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 2.0% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 2.0% fail on System
    • 2.0% fail on Body
      • 2.0% fail on Panel
    • 2.0% fail on Doors
      • 2.0% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 2.0% fail on Door condition
    • 2.0% fail on Seats
      • 2.0% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres (3 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth (6 times worse than other 1985 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (13 times worse than other 1985 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
  • 2.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.0% fail on Steering rack

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