Subaru Impreza MOT Results

Registered in 2006
70.9% pass rate
from 2,443 tests in 2020
(34% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Impreza is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (35% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.041% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (47% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Headlamp (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.49% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.33% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.16% fail on Horn
    • 0.37% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Switch
    • 0.33% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (81% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Individual direction indicators (96% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 8.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (41% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (49% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Spark ignition (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.94% fail on Emission control equipment (31 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.90% fail on Catalytic converter (46 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.82% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.41% fail on Compression ignition (75% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emission control equipment (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Catalytic converter (17 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.041% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
  • 8.4% fail on Suspension (48% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (45% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Linkage ball joints (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.61% fail on Linkage (98% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.5% fail on Springs (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs (70% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Coil spring (71% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.12% fail on Ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.1% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.82% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.29% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.082% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.041% fail on Axles
      • 0.041% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.041% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.041% fail on Suspension rod
  • 5.6% fail on Brakes (54% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (47% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (56% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.25% fail on Decelerometer (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Brake performance not tested (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (86% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt (sp) (90% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.041% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.29% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (60% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.082% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.082% fail on Service brake imbalance (85% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance (84% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (83% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (41% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.041% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs and drums (63% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Brake discs (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.16% fail on Lever
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Anti-lock braking system (91% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.082% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pedal
      • 0.041% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.082% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.082% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.041% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.041% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.041% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.041% fail on Other components
  • 4.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Transmission
      • 3.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.0% fail on Joints
        • 0.041% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.041% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.041% fail on Joints
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (48% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.16% fail on Chassis
      • 0.16% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.082% fail on Pipe
      • 0.082% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.12% fail on Undertray
    • 0.082% fail on Seats
      • 0.041% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.041% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.082% fail on Cabs (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.041% fail on Body
      • 0.041% fail on Other body component
    • 0.041% fail on Doors
      • 0.041% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.041% fail on Catch
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (54% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (33% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Size/type
  • 3.3% fail on Visibility (52% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wipers (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (60% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.082% fail on View to rear
      • 0.082% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.041% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.65% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.25% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (86% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.57% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.53% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on Condition
  • 0.37% fail on Steering (89% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Power steering
      • 0.25% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Steering linkage components (97% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.041% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.041% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.041% fail on Steering rack
Read the Honest John Review

  • Subaru Impreza (2006 - 2007)
    Rewarding to drive, especially on country roads. Solidly screwed together. Likely to prove reliable if it's like all previous Imprezas.
  • Subaru Impreza WRX (2006 - 2007)
    Same as before. Great acceleration, traction, handling, brakes and grip. Exhilarating yet forgiving. On of the fastest cars from A to B on a B road.

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