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SAAB 900 MOT Results

57.5% pass rate
from 979 tests in 2017
(46% 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.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (39% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamp aim (54% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear lamps (80% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.31% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp (83% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.8% fail on Side repeaters (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Switch (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.51% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.31% fail on Tell tales
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.31% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.20% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (28 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
      • 0.10% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 2.0% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.61% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.61% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Battery
    • 1.1% fail on Horn
    • 0.31% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.20% fail on Lamp
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.10% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 18% fail on Suspension (88% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 10% fail on Prescribed areas (160% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.51% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 4.8% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Front drive shafts (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Constant velocity joints (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Couplings
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers (94% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (95% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.6% fail on Front
      • 0.10% fail on Rear
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.72% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.61% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.51% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.10% fail on General condition
  • 17% fail on Brakes (48% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (32% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Parking brake performance (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.51% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.10% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (76% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Components (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Hoses (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes
        • 0.10% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.41% fail on Leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads (4 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.20% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on ABS
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
        • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal linkage
        • 0.10% fail on Linkage
    • 0.20% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.20% fail on Cable
    • 0.20% fail on Restricted movement
  • 9.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.3% fail on Washers
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.51% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (52% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Exhaust system (81% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Emissions
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.61% fail on Cap
      • 0.20% fail on Tank
      • 0.20% fail on System
    • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 5.7% fail on Steering
    • 4.0% fail on Steering system
      • 2.6% fail on Steering rack (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.10% fail on Free play
        • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.10% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.5% fail on Power steering (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Other components (5 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Operation (9 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.20% fail on Steering control
      • 0.20% fail on Steering column
    • 0.20% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.10% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.1% fail on Body condition
    • 1.4% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis
    • 0.61% fail on Speedometer (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Seats
      • 0.61% fail on Drivers
    • 0.20% fail on Body security
    • 0.20% fail on Doors
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers other
  • 4.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Seat belts (100% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Condition
      • 0.20% fail on Requirements
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
    • 0.10% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.20% fail on Towbars
    • 0.20% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment
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