Subaru Legacy MOT Results

Registered in 2004
59.1% pass rate
from 1,019 tests in 2020
(14% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Legacy is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (76% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.88% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.69% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage
      • 0.098% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 6.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.8% fail on Pins and bushes (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.98% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.29% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.6% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Sub-frame (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Springs (65% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs (67% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.98% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.59% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.098% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.098% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.098% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.098% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.098% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (20% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.098% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (40% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (44% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.79% fail on Direction indicators (72% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Flashing type (72% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.59% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.20% fail on Individual direction indicators (89% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.39% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.098% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.20% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.098% fail on Switch
  • 11% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.88% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.79% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.098% fail on Brake drums
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance (46% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.098% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.098% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.098% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (68% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (74% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.98% fail on Brake performance not tested (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.098% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance (79% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (78% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.098% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability control (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.29% fail on Pedal
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.29% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.20% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 8.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.5% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.3% fail on Spark ignition (39% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (77% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.98% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.20% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.39% fail on Compression ignition (77% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.20% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.29% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.098% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.098% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.098% fail on Undertray
  • 6.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.6% fail on Transmission
      • 2.5% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.5% fail on Joints
      • 0.098% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.098% fail on Joints
    • 0.29% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Tank
      • 0.098% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.20% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.098% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.098% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.098% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.20% fail on Chassis
      • 0.20% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.20% fail on Body
      • 0.098% fail on Panel
      • 0.098% fail on Other body component
    • 0.20% fail on Doors
      • 0.098% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.098% fail on Door condition
      • 0.098% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.098% fail on Door condition
    • 0.098% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.098% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.098% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 6.4% fail on Visibility
    • 4.0% fail on Washers
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers (43% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.29% fail on View to rear
      • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.1% fail on Tyres (32% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (51% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Size/type
  • 1.5% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Steering linkage components (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.39% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Operation
      • 0.098% fail on Other components
    • 0.20% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.098% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.098% fail on Steering play
      • 0.098% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (66% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.39% fail on Seat belts (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
      • 0.098% fail on Attachment
      • 0.098% fail on Requirements
  • 0.69% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.69% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.69% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.69% fail on Attachment
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