SAAB 900 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
61.1% pass rate
from 378 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 900 is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.1% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.53% fail on All position lamps (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.79% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.26% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.26% fail on Horn
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 8.5% fail on Exhaust system (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.1% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on System
      • 0.26% fail on Tank
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.79% fail on Chassis
      • 0.79% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.79% fail on Transmission (74% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.79% fail on Joints
    • 0.53% fail on Body
      • 0.53% fail on Other body component
    • 0.26% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.26% fail on Seats
      • 0.26% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 8.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.26% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.26% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.26% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.79% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.79% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.53% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.79% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.26% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.26% fail on Lever
    • 1.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.1% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (34 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.53% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.53% fail on Lever
    • 0.53% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.26% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.53% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.53% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.26% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 4.5% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Coil springs (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Coil spring (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.53% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.53% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 7.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (10 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.53% fail on View to rear
      • 0.53% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.26% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.9% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.9% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pipes and hoses (6 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Steering linkage components (79% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.26% fail on Steering wheel
  • 4.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 1.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates

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