SAAB 900 MOT Results

Registered in 1991
59.5% pass rate
from 328 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 1991 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 900 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Brakes (46% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (51% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
          • 5.8% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.30% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.30% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.30% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.30% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.30% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.30% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.30% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.30% fail on Cable
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.2% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.91% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.91% fail on Lever
    • 0.61% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.61% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.30% fail on Reservoirs
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Stop lamp (130% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Side repeaters
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.30% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.30% fail on Switch
    • 3.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.8% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.8% fail on Horn
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.91% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.61% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Hazard warning
      • 1.2% fail on Switch
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.30% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.30% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (47% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Drive shafts (170% worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Joints (170% worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.5% fail on Chassis
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.61% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.30% fail on Tank
      • 0.30% fail on Pipe
    • 0.30% fail on Body
      • 0.30% fail on Other body component
    • 0.30% fail on Floor
    • 0.30% fail on Seats
      • 0.30% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.30% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 7.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.2% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1991 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Springs
      • 0.91% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.91% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.30% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.61% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.30% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 6.4% fail on Steering
    • 3.0% fail on Steering gear
      • 3.0% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.91% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1991 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Power steering
      • 0.30% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.30% fail on Pump
    • 0.30% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.30% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.30% fail on Steering play
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
  • 3.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.5% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.61% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.61% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (8 times worse than other 1991 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.61% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.30% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.30% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.30% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.30% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.30% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.30% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.30% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.30% fail on Speedometer

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