Subaru Impreza MOT Results

Registered in 2007
70.7% pass rate
from 2,349 tests in 2017
(26% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Impreza is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (27% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.43% fail on Rear lamps (68% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (28 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Headlamp levelling device (43 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Headlamp (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Headlamp levelling device (13 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (75% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Battery
    • 0.26% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.26% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Horn
    • 0.085% fail on Direction indicators (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Flashing type (96% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.043% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.085% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.043% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.043% fail on Switch
  • 10% fail on Suspension (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.72% fail on Linkage condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.1% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.1% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 1.9% fail on Coil springs (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.94% fail on Rear (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Front
    • 0.72% fail on Suspension arms (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.21% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 0.085% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.085% fail on Condition
    • 0.085% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.085% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.043% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.043% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.043% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.043% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.043% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 6.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Emissions (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.60% fail on Emissions not tested (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.13% fail on Cap
  • 4.8% fail on Brakes (49% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Hub components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.55% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.043% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.5% fail on Brake performance (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.43% fail on Rear wheels (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Parking brake performance (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.085% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.085% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.043% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (45% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Components (40% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Pipes
        • 0.085% fail on Hoses
      • 0.043% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.043% fail on Leaks
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.085% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.085% fail on Pedal
        • 0.043% fail on Condition
        • 0.043% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.043% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.043% fail on ABS
    • 0.043% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.043% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (36% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.085% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers (39% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (49% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.085% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.5% fail on Registration plates and VIN (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.38% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (68% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
    • 0.043% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.043% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.30% fail on Steering (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Steering system (92% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.085% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.043% fail on Steering control
      • 0.043% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.043% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
  • 0.21% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Body condition
    • 0.043% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.043% fail on Chassis
    • 0.043% fail on Doors
      • 0.043% fail on Drivers
    • 0.043% fail on Seats
      • 0.043% fail on Drivers
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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