SAAB 9000 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
50.3% pass rate
from 431 tests in 2020
(19% worse than other 1997 cars)
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.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (58% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Headlamps (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Headlamp (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.8% fail on Direction indicators (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Flashing type (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Side repeaters (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Hazard warning (14 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Switch (14 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.46% fail on Switch
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.93% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.46% fail on Horn
    • 0.93% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Main beam tell-tale (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Transmission (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Drive shafts (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 7.7% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.23% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.23% fail on Joints
    • 7.2% fail on Exhaust system (99% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Fuel system (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Pipe (10 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Hose (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Tank
    • 1.2% fail on Chassis
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.93% fail on Doors
      • 0.93% fail on Other passenger's door (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Door condition (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.23% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.23% fail on Towbar
      • 0.23% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.23% fail on Undertray
  • 17% fail on Brakes (32% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 9.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 9.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.23% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.46% fail on Plate brake tester (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (89% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Brake pads (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.70% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.4% fail on Lever
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.70% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.70% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.46% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.23% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.23% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 6.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Pins and bushes (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage
    • 5.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.70% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.9% fail on Springs
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.4% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.23% fail on Mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.93% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.23% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.23% fail on View to rear
      • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.93% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.23% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.23% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.46% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.23% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.2% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.93% fail on Prescribed areas (68% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Requirements (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.8% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.2% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.93% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Other components
    • 0.23% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.23% fail on Steering column
  • 2.8% fail on Tyres
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.23% fail on Size/type
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.23% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.23% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment

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