SAAB 900 MOT Results

Registered in 1995
54.9% pass rate
from 204 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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 900 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.9% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.5% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.98% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.49% fail on Horn
    • 0.49% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.49% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.49% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.49% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.49% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 9.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.49% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 5.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (150% worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.49% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.98% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.49% fail on Rbt
          • 0.49% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.49% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.49% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 2.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.98% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.98% fail on Lever
    • 0.98% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.49% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.49% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.49% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.49% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.49% fail on Cable
    • 0.49% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.49% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.49% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.49% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 9.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.4% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (7 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Hose (6 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Tank
    • 0.98% fail on Chassis
      • 0.98% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.49% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.49% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.49% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.49% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.49% fail on Body
      • 0.49% fail on Other body component
    • 0.49% fail on Seats
      • 0.49% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 8.8% fail on Suspension
    • 2.9% fail on Springs
      • 2.5% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.5% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.49% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.49% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.98% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.49% fail on Axles
      • 0.49% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.49% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.49% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.49% fail on Sub-frame
  • 8.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (14 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.49% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.49% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 7.4% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.98% fail on View to rear
      • 0.98% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.4% fail on Tyres
    • 4.4% fail on Condition (150% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
  • 5.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 1.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 0.98% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.49% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.49% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.49% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.49% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.49% fail on Power steering
      • 0.49% fail on Other components
    • 0.49% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.49% fail on Steering column
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.49% fail on Condition

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