Subaru Impreza MOT Results

Registered in 2006
69.6% pass rate
from 2,294 tests in 2017
(28% 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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (22% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Position lamps (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Front lamps (46% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Rear lamps (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamps (34% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (20 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Headlamp levelling device (32 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (12 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device (29 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.48% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.17% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.52% fail on Direction indicators (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Flashing type (79% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.13% fail on Individual lamps (93% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.35% fail on Battery
    • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.087% fail on Horn
    • 0.044% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.044% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.044% fail on Switch
  • 9.3% fail on Suspension (44% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (26% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage condition
    • 3.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.9% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.9% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.13% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.0% fail on Coil springs (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Location
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.74% fail on Suspension arms (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.52% fail on Rear
      • 0.13% fail on Front
    • 0.35% fail on Front suspension joints (64% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.22% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.044% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.087% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.044% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.087% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.087% fail on Condition
    • 0.044% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.044% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.044% fail on Air suspension
      • 0.044% fail on Pipes
    • 0.044% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 8.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (86% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Emissions (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Exhaust system (36% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.087% fail on Pipe
      • 0.044% fail on Cap
  • 5.9% fail on Brakes (49% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.044% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.044% fail on Brake calipers
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.61% fail on Parking brake performance (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake performance not tested (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Rear wheels (91% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake operation (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Parking brake operation (14 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Components (42% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes (50% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Hoses
      • 0.13% fail on Leaks
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on ABS (75% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.087% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.087% fail on Pedal
        • 0.087% fail on Anti-slip
  • 4.8% fail on Tyres (43% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (56% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Size/type
    • 0.044% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (37% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Wipers (36% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (40% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.087% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.48% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.48% fail on Attachment
  • 0.39% fail on Steering (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Steering system (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.087% fail on Track rod end (95% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Free play
        • 0.044% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.087% fail on Power steering
      • 0.044% fail on Operation
      • 0.044% fail on Other components
    • 0.044% fail on Steering control
      • 0.044% fail on Steering column
    • 0.044% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.39% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.044% fail on Requirements
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
    • 0.087% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.044% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.35% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.087% fail on Passengers
      • 0.087% fail on Drivers
    • 0.13% fail on Body condition
    • 0.044% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.044% fail on Chassis
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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