Subaru Legacy MOT Results

Registered in 1998
58.7% pass rate
from 196 tests in 2020
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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Legacy is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.51% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.51% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.51% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.51% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.51% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.51% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 5.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (11 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 4.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.0% fail on Suspension arm
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.5% fail on Springs
      • 1.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.51% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.51% fail on Mounting
      • 0.51% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.0% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.0% fail on Sub-frame (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.1% fail on Transmission
      • 6.1% fail on Drive shafts
        • 5.6% fail on Joints
        • 0.51% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.0% fail on Chassis
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.0% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.51% fail on Hose
      • 0.51% fail on Pipe
    • 0.51% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.51% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.51% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.51% fail on Body
      • 0.51% fail on Panel
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 4.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Brake pads (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.51% fail on Brake drums
    • 4.6% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.0% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.51% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.51% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.51% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.51% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.51% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 3.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.51% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.51% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.51% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 12% fail on Visibility (68% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Wipers
    • 5.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.51% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.51% fail on View to rear
      • 0.51% fail on Mirrors
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 2.0% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 1.0% fail on Emission control equipment (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Catalytic converter (12 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.51% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.51% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 2.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 2.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.6% fail on Steering
    • 1.5% fail on Steering gear
      • 1.5% fail on Steering rack
    • 1.5% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.51% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.51% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.51% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.51% fail on Flexible coupling
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.51% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.51% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.51% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.51% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.51% fail on Attachment

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