Subaru Impreza MOT Results

Registered in 2008
72.6% pass rate
from 1,364 tests in 2020
(33% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Impreza is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.2% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (65% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (38% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.15% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Springs (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (61% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Coil spring (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.073% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.15% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.073% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.073% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.073% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.073% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 9.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (42% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp levelling device (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (61% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.073% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.81% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.51% fail on Battery(ies) (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Horn
    • 0.66% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.59% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Switch (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.073% fail on Front fog lamp switch
    • 0.15% fail on Direction indicators (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Flashing type (93% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.073% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.073% fail on Outline marker lamp
    • 0.073% fail on Stop lamp
  • 8.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (66% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (76% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Spark ignition (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.95% fail on Emissions not tested (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.88% fail on Emission control equipment (40 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.88% fail on Catalytic converter (68 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Compression ignition (67% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Emission control equipment (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Catalytic converter (34 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.073% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.073% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.073% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.073% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.073% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.073% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 6.2% fail on Brakes (34% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.073% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.073% fail on Linkage
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Service brake performance (64% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt (73% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.59% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Decelerometer (18 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance (19 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.073% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.073% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.073% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (90% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.073% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.073% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.073% fail on Rbt
          • 0.073% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.0% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.44% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.29% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
    • 0.44% fail on Rigid brake pipes (64% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.073% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.073% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.073% fail on Other components
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility (29% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.37% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.2% fail on Tyres (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (50% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Size/type
  • 3.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.44% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Joints (84% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.073% fail on Joints
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.073% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.073% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.073% fail on Bracket
    • 0.073% fail on Body
      • 0.073% fail on Other body component
    • 0.073% fail on Undertray
  • 0.81% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.81% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.51% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
      • 0.073% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.073% fail on Requirements
    • 0.15% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.44% fail on Attachment
  • 0.22% fail on Steering (90% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
    • 0.073% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.073% fail on Operation
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