Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 2009
69.6% pass rate
from 680 tests in 2017
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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Forester is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.9% fail on Headlamp aim (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (37 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Headlamp levelling device (57 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Headlamp levelling device (51 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.0% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.59% fail on Battery
    • 0.29% fail on Direction indicators (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Flashing type (81% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.15% fail on Horn
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 6.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (91% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.8% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (96% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.59% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.44% fail on Rear
      • 0.15% fail on Front
    • 0.44% fail on Coil springs (89% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.15% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.15% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 5.7% fail on Brakes
    • 2.4% fail on Hub components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.15% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.9% fail on Electronic stability system (23 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance (59% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.44% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.44% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.44% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.29% fail on Components
        • 0.29% fail on Pipes
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.29% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.15% fail on ABS
  • 4.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres (42% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (54% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.29% fail on Emissions
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Cap
    • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.15% fail on Steering
    • 0.15% fail on Steering system
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.15% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 0.15% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plate
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