SAAB 9000 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
54.0% pass rate
from 250 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 9000 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (69% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Direction indicators (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Flashing type (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (160% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on All direction indicators
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamps (120% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp levelling device (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Dipswitch (12 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Hazard warning (22 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Switch (22 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.80% fail on All position lamps (13 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.80% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.40% fail on Horn
    • 0.40% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.40% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 22% fail on Brakes (71% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (71% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 10% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 4.8% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
          • 0.80% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.40% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.40% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.2% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.80% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 4.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Anti-lock braking system (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.2% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.2% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.80% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.80% fail on Lever
    • 0.80% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 9.2% fail on Exhaust system (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Transmission (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
        • 6.4% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Hose (21 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Tank
      • 0.80% fail on Pipe
    • 0.80% fail on Chassis
      • 0.80% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.80% fail on Doors
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition
      • 0.40% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.40% fail on Door condition
    • 0.40% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.40% fail on Body
      • 0.40% fail on Body condition
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 5.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Linkage
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.6% fail on Springs
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.40% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.80% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.40% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.40% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 8.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.40% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.40% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 2.4% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.6% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.80% fail on Other leaks (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 5.2% fail on Visibility
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.40% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.40% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.80% fail on Condition
      • 0.40% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.8% fail on Steering
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.2% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.40% fail on Steering column
  • 1.2% fail on Tyres
    • 1.2% fail on Condition
  • 0.40% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.40% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.40% fail on Speedometer

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