Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 2007
67.9% pass rate
from 1,055 tests in 2017
(19% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Forester is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.19% fail on Rear lamps (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.38% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Headlamp levelling device (13 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.19% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.57% fail on Direction indicators (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Flashing type (77% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.47% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.095% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.38% fail on Battery
    • 0.095% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.095% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.095% fail on Lamp
      • 0.095% fail on Tell tale
  • 9.4% fail on Suspension (38% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.85% fail on Linkage condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.28% fail on Attachment (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Shock absorbers (99% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Condition (99% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Suspension arms (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Component mounting (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.57% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.38% fail on Rear
    • 0.28% fail on Drive shafts (88% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Front drive shafts (88% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Constant velocity joints (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (96% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 0.095% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.095% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.095% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.095% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.095% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.095% fail on Condition
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.85% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.095% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.7% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.5% fail on Components
        • 1.0% fail on Pipes
        • 0.38% fail on Hoses
        • 0.095% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.095% fail on Servos
      • 0.19% fail on Leaks
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.38% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear wheels (87% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake operation (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.095% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
        • 0.28% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.19% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.19% fail on ABS
    • 0.19% fail on Restricted movement
  • 5.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Emissions
    • 0.57% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.095% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.095% fail on Pipe
  • 5.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.095% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.095% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (57% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Valve stem
  • 0.38% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.095% fail on Steering system
      • 0.095% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.095% fail on Power steering
      • 0.095% fail on Operation
  • 0.38% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.28% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
      • 0.095% fail on Requirements
  • 0.28% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.28% fail on Body condition
Read the Honest John Review

  • Subaru Forester (2002 - 2008)
    Very useful off-road yet an enjoyable car-like drive on tarmac. Looks and feels classier than its predecessor. Well built. Owners rate it.

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