Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 2000
53.1% pass rate
from 623 tests in 2017
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.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 11% fail on Registration plate lamp (88% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Rear lamps
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.32% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (18 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (95% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Fog lamp (94% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.6% fail on Battery
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.4% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.16% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.32% fail on Trailer electrical socket (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.16% fail on Horn
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 7.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 5.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (58% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 6.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.96% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.80% fail on Spring mounting
    • 6.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 5.9% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 5.9% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.32% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.32% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.7% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.3% fail on Rear
      • 0.64% fail on Front
    • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.80% fail on Suspension arms (81% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.80% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.48% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.32% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 5.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.5% fail on Components
        • 4.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.80% fail on Hoses
        • 0.32% fail on Reservoirs
    • 5.5% fail on Brake performance (40% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.9% fail on Rear wheels (53% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Parking brake performance (77% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Brake operation (10 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.32% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
    • 3.9% fail on Hub components
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.64% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.48% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.16% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.3% fail on ABS
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.48% fail on Pedal
        • 0.48% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.32% fail on Restricted movement
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.8% fail on Emissions
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.64% fail on Cap
      • 0.48% fail on Pipe
      • 0.32% fail on Hose (8 times worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
  • 6.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (35% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (43% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.48% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.32% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.32% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.7% fail on Steering
    • 3.7% fail on Steering system
      • 3.2% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Free play
        • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.16% fail on Track rod end
  • 3.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas (60% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.16% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 2.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.9% fail on Body condition
    • 0.48% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.48% fail on Chassis
    • 0.16% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.16% fail on Doors
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers other
  • 2.2% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.64% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.64% fail on Attachment
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