Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 2008
69.5% pass rate
from 706 tests in 2017
(18% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Forester is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.42% fail on Rear lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.85% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (18 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on Headlamp levelling device (29 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Headlamp levelling device (68 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 2.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.85% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.85% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.57% fail on Battery
    • 0.28% fail on Direction indicators (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Flashing type (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters
  • 10% fail on Suspension (25% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Attachment (24 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Linkage condition (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.85% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.85% fail on Rear
      • 0.14% fail on Front
    • 0.42% fail on Drive shafts (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Drive shafts (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.14% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.28% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition (94% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.14% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 5.0% fail on Brakes (38% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.99% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.85% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.71% fail on Components
        • 0.71% fail on Pipes
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks
    • 0.28% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
        • 0.14% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.14% fail on ABS
    • 0.14% fail on Restricted movement
  • 5.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.28% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (70% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.3% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions
    • 0.42% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on System
  • 0.28% fail on Steering (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.14% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.28% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
  • 0.28% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plate
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