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SAAB 9000 MOT Results

62.0% pass rate
from 71 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 pre-1990 cars and highlighted areas where the SAAB 9000 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (150% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Chassis
      • 2.8% fail on Chassis condition
    • 2.8% fail on Transmission
      • 2.8% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.8% fail on Joints
    • 1.4% fail on Towbar
      • 1.4% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 1.4% fail on Engine mounting
      • 1.4% fail on Bracket
    • 1.4% fail on Body
      • 1.4% fail on Panel
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.8% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.8% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.8% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.4% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.4% fail on Horn
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 8.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes (20 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Springs
      • 1.4% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.4% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes
    • 7.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 7.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt
          • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.4% fail on Lever
    • 1.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.4% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 1.4% fail on Cable
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility
    • 5.6% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 5.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.6% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.8% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 1.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 2.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.4% fail on Steering play
      • 1.4% fail on Steering rack
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