Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 2000
54.7% pass rate
from 466 tests in 2020
Pass rate by mileage
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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Forester is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.5% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.21% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.7% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.86% fail on Trailer electrical socket (42 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.21% fail on Horn
    • 0.21% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Linkage
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 4.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.86% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 2.1% fail on Sub-frames (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Sub-frame (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.21% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.5% fail on Springs
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.1% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.43% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.43% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.43% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.7% fail on Transmission (78% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Drive shafts (77% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Joints (79% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.43% fail on Joints
      • 0.21% fail on Belts
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Fuel system (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Pipe (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.21% fail on System
    • 0.86% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.86% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.64% fail on Chassis
      • 0.64% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.64% fail on Towbar
      • 0.64% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.21% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.21% fail on Body
      • 0.21% fail on Panel
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (41% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 8.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (51% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.43% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.21% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.86% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.43% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Other leaks
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 4.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 4.1% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (54% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.21% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (71% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.21% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.64% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (74% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt (sp) (82% better than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.21% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.43% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.21% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt
          • 0.21% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.64% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.64% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.43% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.43% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.21% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.21% fail on Leaks
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid
  • 8.8% fail on Visibility
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.64% fail on View to rear
      • 0.64% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.43% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.43% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 1.7% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.7% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.43% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Locking devices (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.43% fail on Power steering
      • 0.43% fail on Operation
    • 0.21% fail on Steering play
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.43% fail on Requirements (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
  • 0.43% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.43% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.43% fail on Attachment

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