Subaru Legacy MOT Results

Registered in 2002
57.0% pass rate
from 291 tests in 2020
(8.3% better than other 2002 cars)
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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Legacy is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (7.0% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 10% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (52% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage ball joints (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms (47% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (29% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (47% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Springs (54% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Coil springs (77% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Coil spring (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Sub-frames (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings (32% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Shock absorbers (48% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.34% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.34% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (8.8% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp (11% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamps (27% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp (20% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (17% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (18% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (85% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rear fog lamp (88% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (18% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Position lamps (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Position lamp (200% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Direction indicators (71% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Flashing type (71% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Individual direction indicators (57% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Rear reflectors (13 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.34% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 12% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Brake linings and pads (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 4.8% fail on Brake pads (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Brake discs (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (23% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance (25% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (34% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (21% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (48% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake performance not tested (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (47% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (sp) (64% better than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.34% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.34% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.34% fail on Rbt
          • 0.34% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 2.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes (44% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (20% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Pedal (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Flexible brake hoses (83% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.34% fail on Lever
    • 0.34% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.34% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (72% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 12% fail on Exhaust emissions (84% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 12% fail on Spark ignition (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Catalyst emissions (65% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested (36% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Compression ignition (27% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (12% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system (41% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Transmission (1.4% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Drive shafts (7.2% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Joints (8.5% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure (150% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Chassis (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis condition (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.34% fail on Seats
      • 0.34% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.34% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.34% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 5.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (64% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Seat belts (180% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (84% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.5% fail on Visibility (46% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (48% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Bonnet (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (48% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (40% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (59% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering linkage components (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.34% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.34% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.34% fail on Power steering
      • 0.34% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.34% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.34% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.34% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plates

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