Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 1999
56.3% pass rate
from 364 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Forester is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.1% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.82% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.55% fail on Electrical wiring (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.82% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.55% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.27% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.27% fail on Switch
  • 15% fail on Suspension
    • 5.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.55% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Springs
      • 1.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.9% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.27% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.1% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.27% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.82% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.55% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.55% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (47% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (54% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 8.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.55% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.27% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.27% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.27% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.27% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.55% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.55% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 6.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt
          • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.55% fail on Decelerometer (18 times worse than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance (20 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (7 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.82% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (20 times worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 1999 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.82% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.82% fail on Rbt
          • 0.82% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.27% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.82% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.82% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.55% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.55% fail on Lever
    • 0.55% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.55% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
    • 0.27% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.27% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.27% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.27% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.27% fail on Other components
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.5% fail on Transmission
      • 4.9% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.9% fail on Joints
      • 0.55% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.55% fail on Joints
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.55% fail on Pipe
      • 0.27% fail on Tank
      • 0.27% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 1.1% fail on Body
      • 0.55% fail on Panel
      • 0.55% fail on Other body component
    • 0.55% fail on Chassis
      • 0.55% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.55% fail on Towbar
      • 0.27% fail on Towbar condition
      • 0.27% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.27% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.27% fail on Doors
      • 0.27% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.27% fail on Door condition
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility
    • 4.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.55% fail on View to rear
      • 0.55% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.27% fail on Driver's view
  • 5.5% fail on Steering
    • 4.9% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Steering linkage components (78% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.27% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.27% fail on Power steering
      • 0.27% fail on Other components
  • 3.8% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.55% fail on Condition
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment
  • 0.55% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plates

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