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SAAB 900

58.7% pass rate
from 1,231 tests in 2016
(35% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
Number of tests by age
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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 900 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (28% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Position lamps (54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Rear lamps (90% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.24% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp (61% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.2% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.57% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators (81% better than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.081% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.081% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.16% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.2% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.73% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Battery (64% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Horn (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.16% fail on Lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
      • 0.081% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.081% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.081% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.081% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 16% fail on Suspension (57% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Prescribed areas (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Component mounting (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.49% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 5.1% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Front drive shafts (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.97% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.081% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings (73% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Front
    • 0.24% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment
    • 0.081% fail on Panhard rods
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment
    • 0.081% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.081% fail on Condition
  • 16% fail on Brakes (38% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Rear wheels (40% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.65% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.081% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (42% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Components (53% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Hoses (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Pipes
        • 0.081% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.73% fail on Leaks
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.16% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.97% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.97% fail on Condition
    • 0.65% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.41% fail on ABS (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.081% fail on Cable
    • 0.081% fail on Locking devices
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (69% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Exhaust system (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Emissions
    • 0.89% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.41% fail on Cap
      • 0.41% fail on System
      • 0.081% fail on Pipe
  • 7.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.7% fail on Washers
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.081% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.081% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (45% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Body condition (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Speedometer (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.89% fail on Chassis
    • 0.73% fail on Seats
      • 0.73% fail on Drivers
    • 0.16% fail on Doors
      • 0.081% fail on Drivers
      • 0.081% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.081% fail on Load security
      • 0.081% fail on Bootlid
  • 5.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.5% fail on Steering system
      • 2.6% fail on Steering rack (91% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.081% fail on Free play
        • 0.081% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.2% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Operation (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.57% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (71% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (120% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
  • 2.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.16% fail on Requirements
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.73% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.16% fail on Towbars
    • 0.081% fail on Towbar
    • 0.081% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.081% fail on Condition
    • 0.081% fail on Attachment
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