Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 2012
77.6% pass rate
from 477 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Forester is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.21% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.84% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.84% fail on Headlamp levelling device (14 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.63% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.42% fail on Trailer electrical socket (43 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.42% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.42% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.42% fail on Side repeaters
  • 5.2% fail on Suspension
    • 2.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes (55 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.42% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.21% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers
    • 0.84% fail on Washers
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
  • 4.0% fail on Brakes
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.21% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.21% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.84% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.84% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt
          • 0.63% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.21% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.42% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.21% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres (55% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.63% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.42% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.21% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.21% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment
  • 0.21% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.21% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.21% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.21% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
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