SAAB 900 MOT Results

Registered in 1991
61.6% pass rate
from 294 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 1991 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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 900 is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (1.1% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp (71% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators (49% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type (49% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators (36% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamps (17% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp (12% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Dipswitch (11 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (18% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (35% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (35% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (58% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Switch (120% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Electrical equipment (9.8% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Battery(ies) (32% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Horn (25% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (29% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
    • 0.34% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.34% fail on Switch
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Transmission (190% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust system (130% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (32% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (11% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.34% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 1.7% fail on Chassis (41% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis condition (43% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system (54% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Tank (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.68% fail on Seats (12% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Driver's seat (54% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Body
      • 0.34% fail on Panel
    • 0.34% fail on Floor
  • 15% fail on Suspension (36% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (120% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms (6.7% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (9.7% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint dust cover (20% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (150% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings (24% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Shock absorbers (35% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Springs
      • 0.34% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.34% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.34% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.34% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.34% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
  • 13% fail on Brakes (14% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 9.5% fail on Brake performance (24% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (130% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
          • 4.4% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (28% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (36% better than other 1991 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 1991 cars)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance (10% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 1991 cars)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake performance (51% better than other 1991 cars)
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance (68% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (78% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (34% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (44% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Brake discs and drums (50% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Brake drums (10 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Cable (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (34% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system (4 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Flexible brake hoses (40% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
    • 0.34% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 7.8% fail on Visibility (17% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Washers (35% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers (6.4% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.34% fail on View to rear
      • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.8% fail on Steering (18% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Steering gear (61% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Steering rack (73% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components (37% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (5.6% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering (59% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Operation
      • 0.34% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.34% fail on Other components
  • 4.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (42% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Seat belts (44% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Prescribed areas (39% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Condition (38% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Requirements
  • 4.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (4.0% better than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Fluid leaks (2 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Engine oil leaks (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions (43% better than other 1991 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Spark ignition (38% better than other 1991 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested (82% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Catalyst emissions (13% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 3.1% fail on Tyres (24% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (94% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
    • 0.34% fail on Condition
  • 0.34% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.34% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors

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