SAAB 900 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
52.9% pass rate
from 295 tests in 2017
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.

  • 24% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.68% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.68% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.68% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (15 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Horn (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.68% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.0% fail on Battery
    • 0.68% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.68% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 5.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.4% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.4% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 1.4% fail on Spring mounting
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.0% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.68% fail on Front
      • 0.34% fail on Rear
    • 0.68% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.34% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.34% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.34% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.34% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 7.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.34% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.34% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.4% fail on Components
        • 3.4% fail on Hoses
        • 3.1% fail on Pipes
    • 1.4% fail on ABS
    • 1.4% fail on Hub components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
        • 0.34% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.34% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.34% fail on Lever
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.8% fail on Exhaust system (84% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Emissions
    • 1.4% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.68% fail on Pipe
      • 0.34% fail on Hose
      • 0.34% fail on Cap
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 6.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 2.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 8.1% fail on Tyres
    • 5.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
  • 7.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.0% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.34% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 3.4% fail on Steering system
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering
      • 1.0% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Steering control
      • 0.34% fail on Steering column
    • 0.34% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition
    • 1.0% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis
    • 0.68% fail on Seats
      • 0.68% fail on Drivers
    • 0.34% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.34% fail on Doors
      • 0.34% fail on Passengers front
  • 2.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.68% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.68% fail on Attachment

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