Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 1998
53.8% pass rate
from 223 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Forester is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 6.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage
      • 0.45% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.45% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 2.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 2.2% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Sub-frame (12 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Springs
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.8% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.45% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.45% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.45% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Position lamps (180% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Position lamp (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.90% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.3% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.90% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.45% fail on Horn
    • 0.45% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.45% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters
  • 9.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.1% fail on Transmission
      • 2.7% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.7% fail on Joints
      • 0.45% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.45% fail on Joints
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.3% fail on Pipe (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on System
    • 0.45% fail on Body
      • 0.45% fail on Other body component
    • 0.45% fail on Doors
      • 0.45% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.45% fail on Door condition
  • 9.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.4% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 1.8% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.45% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.45% fail on Undertray
  • 7.6% fail on Visibility
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.45% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.45% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes (53% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 0.90% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 0.90% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.45% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.45% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.45% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.45% fail on Pivot
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (83% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.45% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.45% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.45% fail on Lever
    • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.45% fail on Reservoirs
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.7% fail on Steering gear
      • 2.7% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.45% fail on Power steering
      • 0.45% fail on Other components
  • 1.8% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.45% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.45% fail on Speedometer

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