Subaru Impreza MOT Results

Registered in 2009
75.0% pass rate
from 959 tests in 2020
(34% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Impreza is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (44% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp levelling device (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Headlamp (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 1.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.5% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.63% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.63% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.42% fail on Stop lamp (88% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.31% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.10% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.10% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.10% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.10% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.10% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 6.5% fail on Suspension (49% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (16 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (82% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms (47% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.3% fail on Springs (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs (70% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.10% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.10% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 6.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (63% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (74% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Spark ignition (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.63% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.42% fail on Emission control equipment (28 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.42% fail on Catalytic converter (50 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Compression ignition (86% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.10% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
  • 4.8% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.73% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.73% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.10% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.10% fail on Lever
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (70% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Rbt (64% better than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (sp) (86% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.10% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.52% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.31% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
    • 0.42% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.42% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.21% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.21% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (16 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Other components (22 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.10% fail on Lever
    • 0.10% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.10% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 3.6% fail on Visibility
    • 2.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (49% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.21% fail on View to rear
      • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.7% fail on Tyres (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (54% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 1.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (55% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.10% fail on System
    • 0.21% fail on Transmission (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts (86% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Joints (86% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.21% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.21% fail on Steering (89% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.21% fail on Condition
  • 0.10% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.10% fail on Airbags
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers airbag
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