Subaru Legacy MOT Results

Registered in 2000
53.1% pass rate
from 397 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Legacy is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.5% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.25% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.25% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.76% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.76% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.25% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.25% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.25% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.25% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 7.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage
      • 0.50% fail on Anti-roll bar (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 6.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.76% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.76% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.25% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.0% fail on Springs
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.25% fail on Mounting
      • 0.25% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.0% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.50% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.50% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.76% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.76% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.76% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.76% fail on Macpherson strut (10 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 6.8% fail on Transmission (82% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Drive shafts (79% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Joints (81% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.50% fail on Joints
    • 4.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.5% fail on Chassis
      • 1.5% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.50% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.50% fail on Towbar
      • 0.25% fail on Coupling
      • 0.25% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.25% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on System
    • 0.25% fail on Body
      • 0.25% fail on Other body component
    • 0.25% fail on Seats
      • 0.25% fail on Driver's seat
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 6.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Brake pads (170% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance (46% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.50% fail on Decelerometer (14 times worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance (15 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.76% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.25% fail on Rbt (sp)
    • 1.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.0% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.0% fail on Pedal (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.25% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.25% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.25% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 9.6% fail on Visibility
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers
    • 4.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.25% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.25% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.25% fail on Windscreen
  • 8.1% fail on Steering (93% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Steering gear (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Steering rack (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.76% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.25% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.0% fail on Power steering
      • 0.50% fail on Operation
      • 0.25% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.25% fail on Other components
  • 7.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.3% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.8% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.50% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.50% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.50% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.8% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres
    • 2.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
  • 1.5% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.25% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment

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