Subaru Legacy MOT Results

Registered in 2002
53.8% pass rate
from 385 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Legacy is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 8.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.9% fail on Suspension arms (54% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.52% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.52% fail on Pins and bushes (80% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.0% fail on Springs (69% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Coil springs (68% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Coil spring (68% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.78% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.26% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.78% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.52% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.52% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.52% fail on Macpherson strut (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.52% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.52% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.52% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (48% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Transmission (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.52% fail on Chassis
      • 0.52% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.52% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.52% fail on Towbar (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Other towbar components
      • 0.26% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.52% fail on Body
      • 0.26% fail on Panel
      • 0.26% fail on Other body component
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Pipe
  • 14% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (71% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 14% fail on Exhaust emissions (84% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 14% fail on Spark ignition (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 8.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.26% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.26% fail on Oxygen sensor
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 7.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
        • 6.0% fail on Brake pads (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 2.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.26% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.26% fail on Cable
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.52% fail on Decelerometer (17 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake performance (18 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (69% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt (sp) (81% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.52% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.52% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.52% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal
    • 0.26% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.26% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.52% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.52% fail on View to rear
      • 0.52% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (60% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Size/type
  • 3.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.9% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.26% fail on Requirements
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.78% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.26% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.26% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.26% fail on Other components
    • 0.26% fail on Steering play
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment

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