SAAB 900 MOT Results

Registered in 1988
53.1% pass rate
from 147 tests in 2017
(34% worse than other 1988 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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 900 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.8% fail on Rear lamps (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.68% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 5.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.7% fail on Individual lamps
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.68% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.68% fail on Switch
    • 3.4% fail on Battery
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.7% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.68% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.0% fail on Horn
    • 0.68% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.68% fail on Lamp
  • 24% fail on Brakes (79% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (85% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 11% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 6.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.68% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.68% fail on Service brake performance
    • 5.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.4% fail on Components
        • 4.1% fail on Hoses
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes
        • 0.68% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.68% fail on Leaks
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
    • 0.68% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.68% fail on Pedal
        • 0.68% fail on Condition
      • 0.68% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.68% fail on Linkage
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 7.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.1% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.4% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.68% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 6.8% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Front drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 6.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.4% fail on Attachment (11 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
    • 0.68% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.68% fail on Attachment
    • 0.68% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.68% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.68% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.68% fail on Front
    • 0.68% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 13% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 8.2% fail on Washers
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.68% fail on Windscreen
  • 9.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.1% fail on Emissions
    • 0.68% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.4% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 3.4% fail on Chassis
    • 2.7% fail on Body condition
    • 0.68% fail on Body security
  • 4.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 4.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.68% fail on Attachment
  • 4.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Operation (16 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Other components (6 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering system
      • 0.68% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.68% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.68% fail on Steering control
      • 0.68% fail on Steering column
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.68% fail on Towbars
    • 0.68% fail on Vehicle structure

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