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SAAB 9000 MOT Results

70.6% pass rate
from 51 tests in 2020
(5.0% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
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.

  • 14% fail on Brakes (49% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (69% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (110% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.9% fail on Parking brake control (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Lever (10 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 2.0% fail on Pedal
    • 2.0% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (7.7% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type (47% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 2.0% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (59% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.0% fail on Switch
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (77% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Transmission (3 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Prop shafts
        • 2.0% fail on Joints
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system (97% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 2.0% fail on Hose
    • 2.0% fail on Towbar
      • 2.0% fail on Vehicle structure
  • 5.9% fail on Suspension (25% better than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.0% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 2.0% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 2.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 5.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other pre-1990 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres (180% worse than other pre-1990 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
  • 2.0% fail on Visibility
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
  • 2.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.0% fail on Non catalyst emissions
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