Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 2008
65.8% pass rate
from 749 tests in 2020
(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.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp levelling device (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp (69% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.80% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.80% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.67% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 0.53% fail on Direction indicators (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Flashing type (73% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Individual direction indicators (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.13% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Linkage
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.80% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.67% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.40% fail on Springs (92% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Coil springs (92% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Coil spring (91% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 7.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Exhaust emissions (58% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Spark ignition (93% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.9% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.13% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 6.3% fail on Brakes (33% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.93% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.93% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.6% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Service brake performance (70% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Rbt (76% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance (71% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.40% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (81% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (sp) (87% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.27% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 1.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.93% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.13% fail on Lever
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.13% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres (37% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.2% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.67% fail on Transmission (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Drive shafts (72% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Joints (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
      • 0.13% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.13% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.13% fail on Bumpers
  • 0.93% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.93% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.53% fail on Steering (76% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Steering linkage components (77% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Operation
  • 0.40% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.40% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
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