SAAB 900 MOT Results

Registered in 1992
57.5% pass rate
from 497 tests in 2020
(18% worse than other 1992 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 1992 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 900 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.0% fail on Stop lamp (75% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters (150% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.20% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.20% fail on Switch
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.60% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.0% fail on Horn
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.40% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.40% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.20% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.20% fail on Switch
  • 16% fail on Brakes (38% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (74% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (89% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (160% worse than other 1992 cars)
          • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 1992 cars)
          • 0.60% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.20% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.80% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (75% better than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Rbt (sp) (73% better than other 1992 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.40% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (150% worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (160% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.40% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Anti-lock braking system (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.80% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.80% fail on Lever
    • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Servos
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.40% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.40% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.20% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.20% fail on Other components
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 7.4% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (70% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.2% fail on Springs
      • 0.80% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.80% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.40% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.60% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.40% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.40% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.20% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.20% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.20% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.0% fail on Transmission
      • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.8% fail on Joints
      • 0.20% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.20% fail on Joints
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.2% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.80% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on System
    • 0.20% fail on Body
      • 0.20% fail on Other body component
  • 8.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (6 times worse than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.80% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.40% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.20% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.6% fail on Engine oil leaks (160% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Other leaks
  • 8.2% fail on Visibility
    • 5.2% fail on Washers
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.40% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.20% fail on View to rear
      • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
    • 1.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.6% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering
      • 0.80% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.60% fail on Steering column (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 2.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates

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