Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 2009
63.4% pass rate
from 714 tests in 2020
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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp levelling device (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.42% fail on All position lamps (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.42% fail on Trailer electrical socket (36 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.28% fail on Horn
    • 0.28% fail on Direction indicators (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Flashing type (84% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Side repeaters
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 7.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins and bushes (32 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.70% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.14% fail on Springs
      • 0.14% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.14% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.14% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension rod
  • 8.3% fail on Brakes
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.14% fail on Pivot
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.28% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (82% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.14% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Electronic stability control (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.70% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.70% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.14% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.14% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.84% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.42% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.14% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.14% fail on Undertray
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (49% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (57% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 2.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.42% fail on Transmission (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Joints
    • 0.14% fail on Chassis
      • 0.14% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 0.28% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering linkage components (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Attachment
  • 0.14% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.14% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.14% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
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