SAAB 900 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
57.9% pass rate
from 228 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 900 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 9.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.8% fail on Springs (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Coil springs (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.44% fail on Mounting
      • 0.88% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.88% fail on Axles
      • 0.88% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.88% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.44% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.44% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.44% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.44% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.6% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.44% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.88% fail on Electrical wiring (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Horn
      • 0.44% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.44% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.44% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.44% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.44% fail on Switch
    • 0.44% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.44% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.44% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 7.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.88% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.88% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.44% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.88% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt
          • 0.88% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.44% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.44% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.44% fail on Cable
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.3% fail on Lever
    • 0.88% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.44% fail on Pedal
      • 0.44% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.44% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.44% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
    • 0.44% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.44% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.88% fail on Hose (13 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pipe
      • 0.44% fail on System
    • 1.3% fail on Engine mounting (16 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Engine mounting condition (21 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Floor (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Transmission
      • 0.88% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.88% fail on Joints
    • 0.88% fail on Body
      • 0.44% fail on Body condition
      • 0.44% fail on Panel
    • 0.44% fail on Seats
      • 0.44% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.44% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 8.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 7.0% fail on Seat belts (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Requirements
    • 1.3% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.88% fail on Catalyst emissions (85% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.44% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.44% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.44% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.4% fail on Visibility
    • 1.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.44% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.44% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.44% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.44% fail on View to rear
      • 0.44% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.9% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering
      • 1.3% fail on Other components (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.44% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plates

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