Subaru Impreza MOT Results

Registered in 1998
66.1% pass rate
from 926 tests in 2017
(28% 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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 5.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.97% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Fog lamp (82% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Horn (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Battery
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamps (55% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp (53% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Direction indicators (65% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Flashing type (65% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Individual lamps (63% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.43% fail on Electrical wiring (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 16% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 6.8% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.1% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.86% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.5% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.5% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.11% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.32% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (61% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.65% fail on Coil springs (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Condition (67% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.65% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Wheel bearings (62% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Rear
      • 0.22% fail on Front
    • 0.43% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.43% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (10 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on General condition
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.11% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.11% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.11% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.5% fail on Emissions
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.54% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.43% fail on Pipe
      • 0.11% fail on System
  • 8.1% fail on Brakes (51% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front wheels (64% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Rear wheels (83% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Parking brake performance (84% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake operation (6 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.43% fail on Service brake performance (72% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.11% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 3.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (50% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Components (50% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Pipes
        • 0.86% fail on Hoses
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.43% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.11% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.11% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.43% fail on ABS (70% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Condition
        • 0.11% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.11% fail on Restricted movement
  • 6.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (31% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Washers
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers (53% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.5% fail on Steering
    • 4.5% fail on Steering system
      • 4.0% fail on Steering rack (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Free play
        • 0.22% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.22% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.11% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.54% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.22% fail on Other components
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
    • 0.22% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.11% fail on Steering control
      • 0.11% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.11% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres (44% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (53% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.43% fail on Size/type
    • 0.11% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.2% fail on Body condition
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis
    • 0.32% fail on Speedometer (7 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Body security
    • 0.11% fail on Doors
      • 0.11% fail on Passengers other
  • 2.5% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (57% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts (63% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Prescribed areas (66% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
    • 0.86% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.76% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Attachment

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