Subaru Legacy MOT Results

Registered in 2003
58.8% pass rate
from 614 tests in 2020
(14% better than other 2003 cars)
Pass rate by mileage
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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Legacy is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 8.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (180% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 6.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.5% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.81% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.81% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.98% fail on Springs (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Coil springs (77% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Coil spring (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.98% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.81% fail on Sub-frame (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.16% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.33% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 0.81% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.65% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.65% fail on Direction indicators (73% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Flashing type (73% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.16% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.7% fail on Transmission (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Drive shafts (59% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Joints (61% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.16% fail on Joints
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.81% fail on Chassis
      • 0.81% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.16% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.16% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.16% fail on Towbar
      • 0.16% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.16% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.16% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.16% fail on Cabs
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 11% fail on Brakes (27% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 4.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Brake pads (91% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Brake linings (15 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.65% fail on Brake discs
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance (45% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt
          • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.81% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.65% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.49% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (88% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.81% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.33% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.33% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 9.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 9.3% fail on Spark ignition (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.33% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.49% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.16% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.65% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.33% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 6.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.65% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on View to rear
      • 0.33% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (53% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Size/type
  • 2.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Requirements
    • 0.33% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.3% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plates
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.33% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.16% fail on Pump
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.49% fail on Attachment

Search Good Garages