Mitsubishi Outlander MOT Results

Registered in 2008
57.6% pass rate
from 2,705 tests in 2020
(6.5% worse 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 Mitsubishi Outlander is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension (21% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (62% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.59% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 7.0% fail on Suspension arms (60% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (51% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.00% fail on Ball joint dust cover (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers (49% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Springs (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (68% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring (69% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Mounting
    • 0.30% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.11% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.074% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.074% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 13% fail on Steering (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 13% fail on Steering linkage components (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 13% fail on Track rod end (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.037% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.33% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.037% fail on Operation
    • 0.074% fail on Power steering
      • 0.037% fail on Operation
      • 0.037% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.074% fail on Steering play
      • 0.074% fail on Steering rack
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (20% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Position lamp (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (63% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (34% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Headlamps (73% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Headlamp (72% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.44% fail on Battery(ies) (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Horn
      • 0.074% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.074% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.37% fail on Stop lamp (91% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Direction indicators (94% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Flashing type (94% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Individual direction indicators (94% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Side repeaters
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 3.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs (51% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.037% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.037% fail on Lever
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.074% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.074% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.44% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.074% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (77% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.44% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance (84% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (88% better than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Parking brake performance (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.037% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.78% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-lock braking system (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.22% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.037% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.037% fail on Servos
    • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.037% fail on Reservoirs
  • 6.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Exhaust emissions (29% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Compression ignition (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.074% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.037% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.037% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.037% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 1.3% fail on Spark ignition (59% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.074% fail on Catalyst emissions (95% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Emissions not tested (79% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.33% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.037% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.037% fail on Undertray
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (20% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 5.4% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (41% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on View to rear
      • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.00% fail on Exhaust system (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Spare wheel (31 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Spare wheel condition (34 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Carrier (27 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
      • 0.11% fail on System
      • 0.074% fail on Pipe
      • 0.074% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.037% fail on Hose
    • 0.30% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.22% fail on Transmission (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Joints (92% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.15% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
    • 0.11% fail on Undertray
    • 0.074% fail on Doors
      • 0.037% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.037% fail on Door condition
      • 0.037% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.037% fail on Door condition
    • 0.037% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.037% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.037% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.037% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.037% fail on Floor
    • 0.037% fail on Seats
      • 0.037% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.037% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.037% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 0.44% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.44% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.44% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (65% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.30% fail on Condition
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.037% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.44% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.44% fail on Attachment
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