Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 1997
60.3% pass rate
from 131 tests in 2017
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.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.9% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Rear lamps
    • 6.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Fog lamp
      • 1.5% fail on Tell tale
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.1% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.5% fail on Battery
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.76% fail on Horn
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 8.4% fail on Drive shafts (120% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Front drive shafts (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 8.4% fail on Constant velocity joints (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 2.3% fail on Component mounting
      • 2.3% fail on Spring mounting (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 3.1% fail on Rear
      • 0.76% fail on Front
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.3% fail on Sub-frames (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (12 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Attachment
    • 1.5% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.76% fail on Condition
      • 0.76% fail on Location
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 9.2% fail on Emissions
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
  • 8.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.76% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.6% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.3% fail on Components
        • 4.6% fail on Pipes
        • 0.76% fail on Hoses
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.76% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.76% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.76% fail on ABS
    • 0.76% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.76% fail on Parking brake performance
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.76% fail on Size/type
    • 0.76% fail on Condition
  • 3.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.3% fail on Body condition
    • 0.76% fail on Speedometer
  • 2.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.76% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.76% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.5% fail on Steering
    • 1.5% fail on Steering system
      • 0.76% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint

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