Subaru Impreza MOT Results

Registered in 1998
69.1% pass rate
from 866 tests in 2020
(26% better than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Impreza is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (44% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.4% fail on Battery(ies) (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Horn
      • 0.12% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.35% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.12% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.12% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 11% fail on Suspension (26% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (55% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Suspension arm (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint (76% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Pins and bushes (79% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.46% fail on Linkage
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.81% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.35% fail on Shock absorbers (73% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.23% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.35% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.12% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.23% fail on Springs (87% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.12% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.12% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint
  • 9.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 1.4% fail on Emission control equipment (12 times worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Catalytic converter (15 times worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.46% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.12% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.12% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.46% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.35% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Other leaks
  • 7.0% fail on Brakes (47% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Brake performance (67% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.23% fail on Decelerometer (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.35% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (88% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 2.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.23% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.23% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.23% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.12% fail on Cable
        • 0.12% fail on Lever
    • 0.81% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.81% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.58% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.46% fail on Pedal
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.58% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.23% fail on Lever
      • 0.12% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.23% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 6.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (38% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Transmission
      • 2.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.2% fail on Joints
      • 0.12% fail on Belts
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.3% fail on Chassis
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (65% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.46% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.46% fail on Pipe
    • 0.46% fail on Body
      • 0.23% fail on Panel
      • 0.23% fail on Other body component
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.12% fail on Doors
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
      • 0.12% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
    • 0.12% fail on Cabs
      • 0.12% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 5.0% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers (57% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.1% fail on Steering gear (190% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Steering linkage components (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.12% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
    • 0.12% fail on Steering play
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
  • 2.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (44% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Seat belts (47% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Prescribed areas (52% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
    • 0.58% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.46% fail on Airbags (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Drivers airbag (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 2.3% fail on Tyres (54% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.92% fail on Tread depth (69% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.58% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Condition

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