SAAB 9000 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
51.8% pass rate
from 168 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9000 is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (39% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 13% fail on Headlamp aim (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Headlamps (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Headlamp (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (16 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (28 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Dipswitch
    • 6.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
    • 6.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 6.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 1.8% fail on All direction indicators (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Hazard warning (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Switch (15 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Lamp (12 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Battery
    • 0.60% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.60% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.60% fail on Tell tale
  • 22% fail on Suspension
    • 8.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (150% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Attachment (12 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 6.5% fail on Drive shafts
      • 6.5% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 6.5% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.8% fail on Attachment (17 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.2% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.60% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.60% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.60% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
  • 21% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.60% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.60% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 7.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.5% fail on Components
        • 4.2% fail on Pipes
        • 3.0% fail on Hoses
      • 0.60% fail on Leaks
    • 5.4% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.60% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.60% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.4% fail on Parking brake
      • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Restricted movement
  • 18% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (69% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 7.1% fail on Fuel system (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Hose (48 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on System (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pipe (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Tank
    • 6.5% fail on Emissions
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.4% fail on Doors
      • 1.8% fail on Passengers other (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Drivers
    • 1.2% fail on Engine mountings (15 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Body condition
    • 0.60% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.60% fail on Seats
      • 0.60% fail on Drivers
    • 0.60% fail on Load security
      • 0.60% fail on Bootlid
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.60% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.60% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.8% fail on Steering
    • 1.8% fail on Steering system
      • 0.60% fail on Free play
        • 0.60% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.60% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.60% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.60% fail on Requirements
      • 0.60% fail on Condition
      • 0.60% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.60% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.60% fail on Condition

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