Subaru Legacy MOT Results

Registered in 2001
50.8% pass rate
from 449 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 2001 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Legacy is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.22% fail on Dipswitch
    • 4.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Rear fog lamp (180% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.89% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.45% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.22% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.22% fail on Horn
    • 0.22% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.22% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.22% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.22% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (120% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.89% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.22% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (47% better than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.89% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.45% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.45% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Springs
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.67% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.67% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.45% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.45% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.45% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.22% fail on Axles
      • 0.22% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.22% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.22% fail on Suspension unit
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.22% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% better than other 2001 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 4.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Brake pads (110% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.22% fail on Brake drums
    • 3.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.45% fail on Lever
    • 0.45% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.45% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Pedal
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.22% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.22% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.22% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.22% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.22% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.8% fail on Transmission
      • 5.6% fail on Drive shafts
        • 5.6% fail on Joints
        • 0.22% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.22% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.22% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.3% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.22% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.22% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 1.6% fail on Chassis
      • 1.6% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.22% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.22% fail on Body
      • 0.22% fail on Other body component
    • 0.22% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.22% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition (47% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (71% worse than other 2001 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.8% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.22% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.22% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.22% fail on NOx sensor
    • 0.45% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Other leaks
  • 6.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.45% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.45% fail on View to rear
      • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.22% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.7% fail on Seat belts (85% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Size/type
  • 3.3% fail on Steering
    • 2.4% fail on Steering gear (170% worse than other 2001 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Steering rack (190% worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Power steering
      • 0.67% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2001 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.6% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.89% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.67% fail on Attachment
    • 0.22% fail on Condition

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