Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 2011
73.9% pass rate
from 989 tests in 2020
(14% 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.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (39% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp (150% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Position lamp (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.30% fail on Trailer electrical socket (25 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.10% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.30% fail on Direction indicators (79% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Flashing type (79% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.30% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.30% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.10% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 6.2% fail on Brakes
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.51% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.51% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Electronic stability control (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (53% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.20% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.30% fail on Pedal
    • 0.30% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.30% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 4.8% fail on Suspension (44% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.81% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (32 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.40% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.10% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 3.2% fail on Visibility
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.10% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.10% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.0% fail on Compression ignition (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.10% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.61% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.51% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.20% fail on Catalyst emissions
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres (62% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (59% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 0.71% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.20% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.10% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.10% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.20% fail on Body, chassis, structure (91% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.10% fail on Transmission
      • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.10% fail on Joints
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
  • 0.10% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.10% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
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