Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 2011
80.2% pass rate
from 850 tests in 2017
(20% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Forester is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps (99% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Front lamps (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (75% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.82% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.24% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.35% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.35% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.35% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.12% fail on Battery
  • 3.8% fail on Brakes
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.24% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.59% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.24% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.12% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.35% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.12% fail on Pedal
        • 0.12% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Components
        • 0.12% fail on Pipes
    • 0.12% fail on Restricted movement
  • 3.3% fail on Suspension (41% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage condition (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment (40 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.71% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.47% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 3.3% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.59% fail on Washers
    • 0.35% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.9% fail on Tyres (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Tread depth (82% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.35% fail on Steering
    • 0.24% fail on Steering system
      • 0.12% fail on Free play
        • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.12% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.35% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.12% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
  • 0.12% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.12% fail on Exhaust system
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