Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 1997
55.6% pass rate
from 72 tests in 2020
(15% worse than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Forester is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (50% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 11% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 11% fail on Rear fog lamp (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 11% fail on Rear fog lamp (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamps (48% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp (8.6% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (19% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim (26% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (24% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.4% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 1.4% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 1.4% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 19% fail on Suspension (48% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 5.6% fail on Suspension arms (53% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Sub-frames (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Sub-frame (41 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (19% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension rods
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 17% fail on Brakes (37% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Brake pads (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 1.4% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.4% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 14% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (87% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 14% fail on Exhaust emissions (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 14% fail on Spark ignition (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 11% fail on Catalyst emissions (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (15 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (23% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 6.9% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust system (23% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Chassis (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Chassis condition (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Fuel system (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Pipe (13 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility (1.5% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers (37% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on View to rear
      • 1.4% fail on Mirrors
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
  • 5.6% fail on Steering (47% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Steering gear (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Steering rack (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.4% fail on Drag link end
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end
    • 1.4% fail on Power steering
      • 1.4% fail on Operation
  • 2.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (33% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.8% fail on Tyres (30% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (23% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates

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