SAAB 900 MOT Results

Registered in 1989
61.9% pass rate
from 197 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 1989 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 900 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 6.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 4.6% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on All direction indicators
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 4.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.5% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.51% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.0% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.51% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.51% fail on Horn
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.51% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.51% fail on Switch
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 8.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.51% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.51% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.1% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Drive shafts (180% worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Joints (180% worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Chassis
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.5% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.0% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.51% fail on Pipe
    • 1.5% fail on Seats
      • 1.0% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.51% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.51% fail on Bumpers
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 8.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 6.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 1989 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 1989 cars)
          • 5.1% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 1989 cars)
          • 0.51% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake performance
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 1.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.0% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.51% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.51% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.51% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.51% fail on Lever
    • 0.51% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.51% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility
    • 6.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
  • 6.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.5% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.5% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering
      • 1.0% fail on Other components
      • 0.51% fail on Pump
    • 1.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.0% fail on Steering play
      • 1.0% fail on Steering rack (7 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.6% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.51% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.51% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
  • 1.0% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter (8 times worse than other 1989 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Speedometer (8 times worse than other 1989 cars)
  • 0.51% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plates

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