SAAB 9000 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
56.4% pass rate
from 149 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9000 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 9.4% fail on Headlamps (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Headlamp (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.7% fail on Hazard warning (26 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Switch (26 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on All direction indicators (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.3% fail on Horn
      • 0.67% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.67% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 21% fail on Brakes (56% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 17% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 13% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.67% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 4.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 4.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 3.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.67% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.67% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.67% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.67% fail on Cable
    • 2.0% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.3% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.67% fail on Pedal
    • 1.3% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.3% fail on Lever
    • 1.3% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.67% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.67% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 18% fail on Body, chassis, structure (63% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 8.1% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.67% fail on Joints
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 4.7% fail on Fuel system (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Tank (12 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pipe (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Hose (21 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Doors (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Other passenger's door (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Door condition (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.3% fail on Seats
      • 1.3% fail on Passenger's seat (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Floor
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.7% fail on Pins and bushes (12 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.67% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.3% fail on Springs
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring
  • 8.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers
    • 4.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.67% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.67% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.7% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 2.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres
    • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.0% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.67% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.67% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.67% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plates

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