Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 1999
48.9% pass rate
from 489 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Forester is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 13% fail on Registration plate lamp (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 7.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Rear lamps
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Tell tale
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (51% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Battery
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (66% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (65% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Direction indicators (78% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Flashing type (78% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.20% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.20% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.20% fail on Horn
  • 24% fail on Suspension
    • 7.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.5% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.4% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 1.0% fail on Spring mounting
    • 7.4% fail on Drive shafts (87% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Front drive shafts (85% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (81% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Couplings
      • 0.20% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.20% fail on Drive shafts
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.41% fail on Attachment
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.5% fail on Sub-frames (6 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Condition (12 times worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.5% fail on Condition
      • 0.20% fail on Location
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (70% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
      • 0.61% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.2% fail on Rear
    • 0.82% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.82% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.61% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.20% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 9.0% fail on Emissions
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.82% fail on Pipe (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Cap
      • 0.20% fail on Tank
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 11% fail on Brakes (36% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.7% fail on Components
        • 4.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.82% fail on Hoses
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance (61% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Rear wheels (85% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.41% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.5% fail on Hub components
      • 2.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.41% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.20% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.20% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.61% fail on ABS
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.41% fail on Pedal
        • 0.41% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.41% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.20% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.20% fail on Warning
  • 9.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 3.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.2% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.41% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.41% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (40% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (60% better than other 1999 cars)
  • 3.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.2% fail on Body condition
    • 1.0% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.5% fail on Steering system
      • 2.5% fail on Steering rack (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.20% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
  • 1.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (66% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.82% fail on Condition
      • 0.41% fail on Requirements
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment

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