SAAB 900 MOT Results

Registered in 1987
59.8% pass rate
from 92 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 1987 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 900 is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Brakes (130% worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 18% fail on Brake performance (150% worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 18% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (5 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 18% fail on Rbt (sp) (6 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (4 times worse than other 1987 cars)
          • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 1987 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 1.1% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 1.1% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 5.4% fail on Parking brake control (9 times worse than other 1987 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Lever (9 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.1% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.1% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.2% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.1% fail on Horn
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.3% fail on Transmission
      • 4.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.3% fail on Joints
    • 2.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 2.2% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (6 times worse than other 1987 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Chassis
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.1% fail on Towbar
      • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 1.1% fail on Body
      • 1.1% fail on Panel
    • 1.1% fail on Seats
      • 1.1% fail on Driver's seat
  • 9.8% fail on Suspension
    • 5.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.2% fail on Springs
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
  • 8.7% fail on Visibility
    • 7.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers
  • 6.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.4% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.2% fail on Steering
    • 1.1% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering
      • 1.1% fail on Rams
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.1% fail on Tread depth

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