Subaru Impreza MOT Results

Registered in 2003
67.7% pass rate
from 2,683 tests in 2020
(33% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Impreza is unusually good or bad.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps (22% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.075% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp (58% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps (36% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp (35% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.45% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.45% fail on Horn
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.82% fail on Direction indicators (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Flashing type (66% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Individual direction indicators (70% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.82% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Rear fog lamp (42% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Rear fog lamp (44% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Switch (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.11% fail on Switch
    • 0.075% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.075% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Suspension (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (43% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Linkage ball joints (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Pins and bushes (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Linkage
      • 0.63% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (69% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.56% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (95% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.3% fail on Springs (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (68% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Coil spring (71% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Mounting
      • 0.22% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Sub-frames (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.89% fail on Wheel bearings (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.075% fail on Axles
      • 0.075% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 9.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (21% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Spark ignition (39% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (84% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 1.1% fail on Emission control equipment (21 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Catalytic converter (33 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.075% fail on Oxygen sensor (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.15% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.63% fail on Compression ignition (51% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Emission control equipment (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Catalytic converter (12 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.15% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Fluid leaks (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.11% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.075% fail on Undertray
      • 0.037% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 7.2% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance (56% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (63% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.97% fail on Service brake performance (60% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake imbalance (63% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (74% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.60% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.48% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (72% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance (81% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance (82% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.45% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt (76% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance (75% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.037% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 2.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (35% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.037% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.78% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.78% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.48% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Anti-lock braking system (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.37% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.037% fail on Pedal
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.037% fail on Valves
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.037% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.037% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.037% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 6.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (34% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Transmission (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Drive shafts (33% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Joints (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.037% fail on Bearing housing
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system (43% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Integral vehicle structure (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (78% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Chassis (74% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Chassis condition
      • 0.037% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.11% fail on Pipe
      • 0.075% fail on Tank
      • 0.037% fail on Hose
      • 0.037% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.22% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.037% fail on Body condition
      • 0.037% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.037% fail on Panel
    • 0.19% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.11% fail on Doors (80% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.075% fail on Door condition
      • 0.037% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.037% fail on Door condition
    • 0.037% fail on Floor
    • 0.037% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.037% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.037% fail on Cabs
      • 0.037% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.037% fail on Undertray
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (56% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.30% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.037% fail on View to rear
      • 0.037% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 3.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment
    • 0.037% fail on Airbags
      • 0.037% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.48% fail on Steering (90% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Steering linkage components (94% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering
      • 0.075% fail on Operation
      • 0.075% fail on Other components
      • 0.037% fail on Rams
    • 0.075% fail on Steering gear (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Steering rack (90% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Steering column
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Condition
  • 0.037% fail on Buses and coaches supplementary tests
    • 0.037% fail on Doors
      • 0.037% fail on Passenger entrance/exit doors

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