Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 2014
86.8% pass rate
from 1,208 tests in 2020
(32% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Forester is unusually good or bad.

  • 3.7% fail on Suspension (64% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.2% fail on Springs
      • 1.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.33% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes (26 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.25% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.25% fail on Other suspension component (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 3.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (40% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.83% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.58% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.50% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.50% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.33% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.25% fail on Horn
      • 0.083% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.083% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.083% fail on Position lamp
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres (39% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.83% fail on Tread depth (67% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Size/type
  • 2.6% fail on Visibility (36% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.17% fail on Washers (87% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.083% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.5% fail on Brakes (58% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (56% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (49% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (49% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.083% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.17% fail on Lever
    • 0.083% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.083% fail on Pedal
  • 0.66% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.66% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.41% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.083% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.083% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.25% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.17% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.083% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Body, chassis, structure (73% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Transmission
      • 0.083% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.083% fail on Joints
      • 0.083% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.083% fail on Joints
    • 0.083% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.083% fail on Steering
    • 0.083% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.083% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.083% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.083% fail on Requirements
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