SAAB 900 MOT Results

Registered in 1988
62.4% pass rate
from 141 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 1988 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 900 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 7.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes (22 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.71% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.71% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.71% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.71% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 8.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.71% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.71% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.71% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.71% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.71% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.71% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.71% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.71% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.71% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.71% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.71% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.71% fail on Cable
  • 9.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.4% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.4% fail on Horn
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.1% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.71% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.71% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.71% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.71% fail on Position lamp
  • 9.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.7% fail on Transmission (170% worse than other 1988 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 1988 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Chassis
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.71% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.71% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.71% fail on Doors
      • 0.71% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.71% fail on Door condition
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility
    • 5.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.71% fail on Wipers
  • 5.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.71% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.71% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.71% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.71% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.71% fail on Condition
  • 0.71% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.71% fail on Speedometer

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