Subaru Impreza MOT Results

Registered in 1997
64.2% pass rate
from 766 tests in 2017
(21% better than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Impreza is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.4% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Fog lamp (150% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Tell tale
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.65% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Battery (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp (46% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.65% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.2% fail on Horn
    • 0.26% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.26% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.26% fail on Switch
      • 0.13% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 6.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 5.5% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.0% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.78% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 6.1% fail on Drive shafts (63% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Front drive shafts (60% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Constant velocity joints (61% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.26% fail on Drive shafts
    • 3.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.52% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.39% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (58% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 1.3% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.78% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.52% fail on Rear
      • 0.26% fail on Front
    • 0.65% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
    • 0.52% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.39% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.13% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 10% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 7.2% fail on Emissions
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.65% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Pipe
      • 0.26% fail on System
      • 0.13% fail on Hose
  • 9.7% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.9% fail on Components
        • 3.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.52% fail on Hoses (73% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Operation
      • 0.52% fail on Leaks
    • 3.0% fail on Brake performance (66% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear wheels (67% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Front wheels (80% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.26% fail on Service brake performance (85% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.52% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.65% fail on ABS
    • 0.52% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.39% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.39% fail on Pedal
        • 0.39% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 4.7% fail on Steering system
      • 4.4% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Free play (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Steering rack (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.13% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
        • 0.13% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.65% fail on Power steering
      • 0.39% fail on Operation
      • 0.26% fail on Other components
    • 0.39% fail on Steering control (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.13% fail on Steering column
      • 0.13% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.13% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.13% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.13% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (40% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (62% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres (42% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (58% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Valve stem (6 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 3.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.8% fail on Body condition
    • 1.0% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis
    • 0.52% fail on Body security (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Seats
      • 0.52% fail on Passengers (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 2.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (49% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts (55% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (61% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Requirements
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.78% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.52% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Condition

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