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SAAB 900 MOT Results

61.5% pass rate
from 989 tests in 2020
(37% 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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.6% fail on Stop lamp (83% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators (62% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type (63% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Side repeaters (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.30% fail on All direction indicators
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.10% fail on Dipswitch
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.1% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 1.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.20% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.20% fail on Switch
    • 0.10% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes (44% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (58% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 8.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 4.2% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.20% fail on Plate brake tester (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.10% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.20% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (170% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (190% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.20% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.20% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.20% fail on Cable
    • 0.91% fail on Parking brake control (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Lever (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.61% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.51% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
    • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.10% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (77% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.10% fail on Joints
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.4% fail on Chassis
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.10% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.81% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.61% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.10% fail on Pipe
      • 0.10% fail on System
    • 0.71% fail on Seats
      • 0.40% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.30% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.30% fail on Body
      • 0.30% fail on Panel
    • 0.30% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
      • 0.10% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.10% fail on Door condition
    • 0.20% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.20% fail on Bracket (7 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.10% fail on Towbar
      • 0.10% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.10% fail on Floor
  • 11% fail on Suspension (33% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.71% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.30% fail on Springs
      • 0.30% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.20% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.10% fail on Mounting
    • 0.20% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.20% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.10% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 8.0% fail on Visibility
    • 5.3% fail on Washers
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.30% fail on Condition of glass (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Windscreen (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 6.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (43% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.0% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.71% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.61% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (12 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.10% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Fluid leaks (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 4.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.9% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.8% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
    • 1.3% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pump
      • 0.20% fail on Rams (8 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Steering linkage components (58% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.30% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.20% fail on Steering play
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.10% fail on Steering wheel
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres (140% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (200% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
  • 0.40% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.40% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.40% fail on Speedometer
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