SAAB 900 MOT Results

Registered in 1993
58.1% pass rate
from 544 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 1993 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 900 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 9.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (130% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 3.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.74% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.92% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Rbt (sp) (69% better than other 1993 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake imbalance (80% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (4 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.74% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.37% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.37% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.18% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.18% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.18% fail on Lever
    • 0.55% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.55% fail on Lever
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.37% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.37% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.18% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.18% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.3% fail on Side repeaters (180% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.92% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.18% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.37% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.18% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.37% fail on Switch
    • 1.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.92% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.74% fail on Horn
    • 0.18% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.18% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.18% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 8.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (83% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.37% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.74% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.55% fail on Springs
      • 0.37% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.18% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.18% fail on Mounting
      • 0.18% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.55% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.18% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.18% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.18% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.0% fail on Transmission
      • 4.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.0% fail on Joints (77% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.55% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.55% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.55% fail on Seats
      • 0.55% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.18% fail on Towbar
      • 0.18% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.18% fail on Body
      • 0.18% fail on Other body component
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.18% fail on Door condition
    • 0.18% fail on Floor
    • 0.18% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.18% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (52% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (55% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 11% fail on Spark ignition (72% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.6% fail on Emissions not tested (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (12 times worse than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.74% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.18% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.18% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.37% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.18% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.18% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.74% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.18% fail on Other leaks
  • 9.6% fail on Visibility
    • 6.8% fail on Washers (83% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.18% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.18% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.6% fail on Steering (96% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.1% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.92% fail on Power steering
      • 0.37% fail on Other components
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
      • 0.18% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.18% fail on Rams
    • 0.37% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.37% fail on Steering wheel
  • 2.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.74% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 0.74% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.74% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.37% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.37% fail on Speedometer

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