Subaru Legacy MOT Results

Registered in 2006
60.7% pass rate
from 1,064 tests in 2020
(11% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Legacy is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.094% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.094% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (56% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.38% fail on Individual direction indicators (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.66% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.66% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.56% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.28% fail on Trailer electrical socket (14 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.094% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.38% fail on Hazard warning (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Switch (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.094% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 7.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (51% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Linkage ball joints (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Pins and bushes (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.094% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.5% fail on Springs (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Coil springs (67% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring (69% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Mounting (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.75% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.66% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.47% fail on Shock absorbers (72% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.28% fail on Macpherson strut (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.094% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (72% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions (80% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.094% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Transmission oil leaks (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 9.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.3% fail on Exhaust system (96% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Transmission
      • 4.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.0% fail on Joints
      • 0.19% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.19% fail on Joints
    • 0.19% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.19% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
    • 0.094% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.094% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.094% fail on Chassis
      • 0.094% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.094% fail on Body
      • 0.094% fail on Panel
    • 0.094% fail on Floor
    • 0.094% fail on Seats
      • 0.094% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.094% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.094% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 8.7% fail on Brakes (28% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.9% fail on Brake linings and pads (56% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Brake pads (57% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.66% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.2% fail on Brake performance (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.094% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.094% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.56% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (84% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt (sp) (94% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.19% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.094% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.094% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.094% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 2.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.85% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.56% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.28% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Pedal
      • 0.094% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.094% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.094% fail on Lever
    • 0.094% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.094% fail on Brake fluid
  • 5.5% fail on Tyres
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (40% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
  • 3.6% fail on Visibility (48% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers (43% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (50% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.094% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.094% fail on View to rear
      • 0.094% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.9% fail on Steering (43% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (55% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Track rod end (79% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Locking devices (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.47% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.094% fail on Operation
    • 0.28% fail on Power steering
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
      • 0.094% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.85% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (61% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.47% fail on Condition
      • 0.094% fail on Requirements
    • 0.28% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (76% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.56% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.38% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment
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