Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 2001
55.3% pass rate
from 804 tests in 2017
(10% better than other 2001 cars)
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.

  • 25% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Fog lamp (82% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Switch (7 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tell tale
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.5% fail on Battery
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (62% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Individual lamps (66% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.12% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.12% fail on Lamp
  • 24% fail on Suspension
    • 8.2% fail on Drive shafts (88% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Front drive shafts (85% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 8.0% fail on Constant velocity joints (87% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Prescribed areas (68% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.7% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 1.5% fail on Spring mounting (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.00% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment
    • 4.1% fail on Sub-frames (8 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Condition (14 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.7% fail on Rear
      • 0.37% fail on Front
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (71% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (70% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Location
    • 0.87% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 11% fail on Brakes (37% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.1% fail on Components
        • 4.1% fail on Pipes
        • 1.6% fail on Hoses
      • 0.37% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.37% fail on Leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
    • 3.7% fail on Hub components
      • 3.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.00% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.75% fail on Rear wheels (83% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Parking brake performance (89% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.37% fail on Pedal
        • 0.37% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.25% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on ABS (82% better than other 2001 cars)
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 6.0% fail on Emissions (57% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.37% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.12% fail on Pipe
      • 0.12% fail on Cap
      • 0.12% fail on System
  • 9.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.50% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres (35% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (50% better than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.4% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering system
      • 2.6% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
        • 0.12% fail on Steering component
    • 0.37% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.12% fail on Drive system
      • 0.12% fail on Pump
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
    • 0.25% fail on Locking devices (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.87% fail on Condition
      • 0.62% fail on Requirements (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.12% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 2.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.1% fail on Body condition
    • 0.87% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.87% fail on Chassis
    • 0.37% fail on Doors
      • 0.25% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.12% fail on Body security
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.37% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.37% fail on Attachment
  • 0.12% fail on Towbars
    • 0.12% fail on Towbar

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