Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 2013
84.0% pass rate
from 881 tests in 2020
(28% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Forester is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.91% fail on Headlamp aim (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Headlamp aim (60% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.79% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp (66% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.57% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.45% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.45% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.45% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.34% fail on Horn
      • 0.11% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.11% fail on Daytime running lamps
    • 0.11% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.11% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.11% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 5.6% fail on Suspension
    • 3.4% fail on Suspension arms (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.91% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.57% fail on Pins and bushes (42 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (13 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.79% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Springs (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Coil springs (76% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Coil spring (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 3.1% fail on Visibility
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.45% fail on Washers (71% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Brakes
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
    • 0.57% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.34% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.23% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (36 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.11% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.45% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.45% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.11% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
    • 0.11% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 2.2% fail on Tyres (57% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.79% fail on Tread depth (72% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.45% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.45% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.34% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.34% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.34% fail on Body, chassis, structure (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Transmission
      • 0.23% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.23% fail on Joints
    • 0.11% fail on Bumpers
  • 0.11% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.11% fail on Steering
    • 0.11% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
  • 0.11% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.11% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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