SAAB 9000 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
52.9% pass rate
from 278 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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9000 is unusually good or bad.

  • 33% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (57% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 11% fail on Headlamp aim (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Headlamps (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Headlamp (180% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (18 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (25 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (23 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (44 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Switch
    • 7.9% fail on Direction indicators (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Flashing type (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.72% fail on All direction indicators
    • 6.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.5% fail on Front lamps (95% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.36% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.8% fail on Hazard warning (20 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Switch (29 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Lamp (14 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Battery
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.4% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.36% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.72% fail on Horn
    • 0.72% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 9.4% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
    • 6.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.5% fail on Components
        • 4.3% fail on Pipes
        • 4.0% fail on Hoses
      • 0.36% fail on Leaks
    • 2.9% fail on ABS (170% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.72% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.36% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.36% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.8% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.36% fail on Pedal
        • 0.36% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Restricted movement
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 6.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.1% fail on Spring mounting
    • 5.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 5.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 5.4% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 4.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.8% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.72% fail on Location (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.36% fail on Front
    • 0.36% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
  • 12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.4% fail on Hose (21 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Pipe
      • 0.36% fail on Cap
      • 0.36% fail on System
    • 2.2% fail on Emissions (65% better than other 1996 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 9.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.72% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.36% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.2% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Seats
      • 0.72% fail on Passengers
      • 0.72% fail on Drivers
    • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis
    • 0.72% fail on Doors
      • 0.72% fail on Passengers other
  • 4.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.72% fail on Condition
      • 0.72% fail on Prescribed areas (83% better than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Requirements
  • 3.6% fail on Steering
    • 2.5% fail on Steering system
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.36% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering
      • 0.72% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.36% fail on Operation
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Size/type
  • 0.72% fail on Towbars
    • 0.36% fail on Towbar
    • 0.36% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.36% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plate

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