SAAB 900 MOT Results

Registered in 1990
60.6% pass rate
from 376 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 1990 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 900 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.9% fail on Stop lamp (120% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 5.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.7% fail on Side repeaters (190% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.27% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.27% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.3% fail on Horn
      • 1.1% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.27% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.27% fail on Switch
    • 0.27% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Transmission (180% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.27% fail on Joints
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.9% fail on Chassis
      • 1.9% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.27% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.53% fail on Engine mounting (8 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Bracket (18 times worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Seats
      • 0.27% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.27% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.27% fail on Body
      • 0.27% fail on Panel
    • 0.27% fail on Floor
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 9.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (72% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 1990 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 1990 cars)
          • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 1990 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.27% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.27% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.27% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.27% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.27% fail on Cable
    • 1.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.80% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
  • 9.0% fail on Suspension
    • 6.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.80% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.53% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.27% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.27% fail on Springs
      • 0.27% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.27% fail on Mounting
    • 0.27% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.27% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.27% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
  • 7.4% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.53% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.53% fail on Windscreen (5 times worse than other 1990 cars)
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.1% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.80% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.80% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.27% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.27% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.27% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 2.4% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.53% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.27% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 5.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.6% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.27% fail on Operation
    • 1.9% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Other components
      • 0.27% fail on Rams
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.27% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.27% fail on Steering wheel
  • 4.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1990 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.27% fail on Requirements
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth (150% worse than other 1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.53% fail on Size/type
  • 0.80% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.80% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.27% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.27% fail on Speedometer

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