Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 2001
54.3% pass rate
from 584 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Forester is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.34% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.4% fail on Battery(ies) (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Trailer electrical socket (17 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Horn
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.68% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.17% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.17% fail on Switch
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 8.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage
      • 0.51% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.9% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.86% fail on Ball joint (68% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.7% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Sub-frame (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.34% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.34% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.34% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Axles
      • 0.17% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.17% fail on Springs
      • 0.17% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.17% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.17% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.5% fail on Transmission (67% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Drive shafts (59% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.8% fail on Joints (61% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.68% fail on Joints
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.34% fail on Sub-frame (11 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Sub-frame condition (12 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Chassis
      • 0.68% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.34% fail on Pipe
      • 0.17% fail on Tank
      • 0.17% fail on System
    • 0.17% fail on Doors
      • 0.17% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.17% fail on Door condition
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Cabs
      • 0.17% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.17% fail on Undertray
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (44% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (55% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (68% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 7.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.51% fail on Emission control equipment (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
          • 0.51% fail on Catalytic converter (14 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.17% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.17% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 11% fail on Brakes (27% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance (52% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.86% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.34% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (92% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.17% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt
          • 0.17% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 3.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.51% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
      • 0.17% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.34% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.34% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.34% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings (66 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (80% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 8.7% fail on Visibility
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 4.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.17% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.17% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (52% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.51% fail on Size/type
  • 3.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.6% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.68% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.9% fail on Steering
    • 2.4% fail on Steering gear (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.17% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Operation
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment

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