SAAB 900 MOT Results

Registered in 1988
65.0% pass rate
from 120 tests in 2020
(17% 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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (15% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp (51% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators (20% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type (20% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Side repeaters (89% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators (11% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (24% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (24% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 3.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (4.1% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Switch
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (23% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp (20% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (8.5% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment (29% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.83% fail on Horn
    • 0.83% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.83% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 16% fail on Suspension (63% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings (44% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.83% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.83% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.83% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.83% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (57% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust system (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Joints (190% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure (85% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (86% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Chassis (23% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis condition (25% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.83% fail on Tank
    • 0.83% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.83% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.83% fail on Load security
      • 0.83% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.83% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.83% fail on Floor
  • 13% fail on Visibility (84% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 12% fail on Washers (180% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (15% worse than other 1988 cars)
  • 10% fail on Brakes (3.1% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Brake performance (21% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Parking brake performance (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Rbt (5 times worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 5.8% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 1988 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (7 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.83% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 5.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (93% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance (51% better than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Rbt
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.83% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.83% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (51% better than other 1988 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (48% better than other 1988 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (27% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.83% fail on Hand lever
  • 5.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (13% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (11% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Spark ignition (19% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Non catalyst emissions (25% worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.83% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.83% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.83% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.83% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.0% fail on Steering (21% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Steering gear (110% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Steering rack (140% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering linkage components (25% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (36% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Power steering
      • 0.83% fail on Other components
    • 0.83% fail on Steering wheel
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres (65% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (160% worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Condition
  • 1.7% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (9 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Speedometer (9 times worse than other 1988 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (19% better than other 1988 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts (19% better than other 1988 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.83% fail on Condition

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