Subaru Legacy MOT Results

Registered in 2005
58.2% pass rate
from 1,190 tests in 2020
(8.6% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Legacy is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 8.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Pins and bushes (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.084% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 6.9% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.084% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.8% fail on Springs (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (58% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Mounting
      • 0.084% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.084% fail on Fixings and fixing bolts
    • 1.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.92% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.84% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.50% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.59% fail on Sub-frame (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.50% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.42% fail on Macpherson strut (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.084% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.084% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.084% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.25% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.34% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type (63% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.25% fail on Individual direction indicators (87% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.25% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 0.17% fail on Electrical equipment (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 6.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Brake linings and pads (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Brake pads (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.17% fail on Brake drums (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Brake performance (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Brake performance not tested (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (92% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.084% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.25% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.17% fail on Rbt (sp) (79% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.084% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 1.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.67% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.50% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.76% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.67% fail on Pedal (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.42% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.42% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.084% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.17% fail on Lever
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.084% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.084% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.084% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 8.6% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 8.4% fail on Spark ignition (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.84% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.17% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.084% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.084% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.34% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.084% fail on Other leaks
  • 8.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.4% fail on Transmission
      • 3.3% fail on Drive shafts
        • 3.3% fail on Joints
      • 0.084% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.084% fail on Joints
    • 0.42% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.25% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.17% fail on Sub-frame (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Sub-frame condition (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.25% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.25% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.17% fail on Body
      • 0.17% fail on Other body component
    • 0.084% fail on Chassis
      • 0.084% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.084% fail on Doors
      • 0.084% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.084% fail on Door condition
    • 0.084% fail on Undertray
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (27% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 5.2% fail on Visibility (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.17% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.084% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.084% fail on View to rear
      • 0.084% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Steering linkage components (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.34% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.17% fail on Operation (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.34% fail on Power steering
      • 0.17% fail on Other components
      • 0.084% fail on Operation
      • 0.084% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.59% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
      • 0.084% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Attachment
    • 0.084% fail on Condition
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