Subaru Forester MOT Results

Registered in 2016
88.9% pass rate
from 1,194 tests in 2020
(22% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Forester is unusually good or bad.

  • 2.9% fail on Visibility (25% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers (4.1% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Washers (81% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 2.5% fail on Suspension (92% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Suspension arms (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes (12 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Springs (48% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Coil springs (48% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Coil spring (47% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes (35 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 2.3% fail on Brakes (7.2% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (8.1% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (4.1% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (3.5% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Brake discs and drums (7.6% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Brake discs (7.9% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Brake performance (1.3% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance (27% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt (30% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake performance (61% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.084% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.084% fail on Rbt
          • 0.084% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.084% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.084% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (190% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (45% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Headlamp aim (34% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Switch
    • 0.25% fail on Headlamps (58% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp (68% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.25% fail on Stop lamp (53% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (19% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.084% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.084% fail on Side repeaters
  • 1.5% fail on Tyres (60% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (30% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Tread depth (91% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.92% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Exhaust emissions (62% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Compression ignition (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.25% fail on Spark ignition (22% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (19% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.42% fail on Body, chassis, structure (15% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Exhaust system (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.084% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.084% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.084% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.084% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.084% fail on Condition
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