Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 1998
52.2% pass rate
from 297 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Forester is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp (96% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Stop lamp (81% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.7% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 3.0% fail on Fog lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.34% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.34% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.3% fail on Horn
    • 0.67% fail on Battery
    • 0.67% fail on Trailer electrical socket (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.67% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.34% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.34% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.34% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 25% fail on Suspension
    • 7.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.4% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.67% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.34% fail on Spring mounting
    • 7.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 7.1% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 7.1% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 6.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 5.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.67% fail on Linkage condition
    • 2.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Sub-frames (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.3% fail on Rear
      • 0.34% fail on Front
    • 1.7% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.3% fail on Trailing arms
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
      • 0.34% fail on Location
    • 0.34% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.34% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.34% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 6.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.1% fail on Components
        • 5.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.67% fail on Hoses
      • 1.0% fail on Leaks
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.67% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.67% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.34% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.34% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.7% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.67% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.67% fail on Pedal
        • 0.67% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.34% fail on ABS
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 6.4% fail on Wipers
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.0% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.67% fail on Mirrors
  • 9.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.1% fail on Emissions
    • 5.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.34% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Cap
    • 0.34% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Steering
    • 4.4% fail on Steering system
      • 4.4% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.34% fail on Power steering
      • 0.34% fail on Drive system
  • 2.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 2.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (71% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Body condition
    • 0.34% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.34% fail on Chassis

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