Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 1997
57.1% pass rate
from 112 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Forester is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 4.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.89% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.89% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.89% fail on Horn
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 8.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 6.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 5.4% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (9 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.89% fail on Linkage
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.89% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.89% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.89% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.8% fail on Springs
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.89% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.89% fail on Mounting
    • 0.89% fail on Axles
      • 0.89% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.89% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.89% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.89% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.89% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.89% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 16% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (96% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 16% fail on Exhaust emissions (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 15% fail on Spark ignition (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 12% fail on Catalyst emissions (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.89% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.89% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.89% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.89% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.89% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.89% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 8.0% fail on Transmission (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 7.1% fail on Joints
      • 0.89% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.89% fail on Joints
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Towbar (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.89% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.89% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.89% fail on Tank
    • 0.89% fail on Body
      • 0.89% fail on Other body component
  • 9.8% fail on Brakes
    • 5.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.89% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.89% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt
          • 0.89% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.89% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.89% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.89% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.89% fail on Pedal
    • 0.89% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.89% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.89% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 8.9% fail on Steering
    • 5.4% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Steering rack (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.89% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.89% fail on Locking devices
  • 8.0% fail on Visibility
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 2.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.89% fail on Requirements
  • 1.8% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.89% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.89% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.89% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.89% fail on Attachment

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