SAAB 9000 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
49.9% pass rate
from 479 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9000 is unusually good or bad.

  • 35% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (63% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 13% fail on Headlamp aim (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 11% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 11% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (23 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (54 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (7 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.21% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.21% fail on Switch
    • 7.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear lamps
    • 7.1% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Side repeaters (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.21% fail on All direction indicators
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Hazard warning (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Lamp (11 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Tell tale (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Battery
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.21% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.84% fail on Horn
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 21% fail on Brakes (30% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (40% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Rear wheels (80% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.63% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.21% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.9% fail on Components
        • 4.4% fail on Pipes
        • 3.3% fail on Hoses
      • 0.84% fail on Leaks
    • 3.3% fail on ABS (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Parking brake (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on Restricted movement
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 7.5% fail on Drive shafts (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.5% fail on Front drive shafts (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 7.5% fail on Constant velocity joints (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.42% fail on Attachment
    • 5.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.42% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.0% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.84% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.84% fail on Condition
    • 0.84% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.84% fail on Front
    • 0.21% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.4% fail on Exhaust system (70% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Hose (37 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pipe
      • 0.63% fail on System
      • 0.21% fail on Tank
      • 0.21% fail on Cap
    • 3.3% fail on Emissions (46% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 7.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.84% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.42% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.21% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.42% fail on Size/type
    • 0.42% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.0% fail on Prescribed areas (74% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.5% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 3.5% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.63% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Free play
        • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.84% fail on Power steering
      • 0.63% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
    • 0.63% fail on Steering control (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Steering column (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.5% fail on Doors
      • 1.0% fail on Passengers other (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Drivers
    • 1.0% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis
    • 0.63% fail on Body condition (76% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Seats
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
  • 0.63% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.42% fail on Towbars
    • 0.21% fail on Towbar
    • 0.21% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Condition

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