Subaru Outback MOT Results

Registered in 2003
54.8% pass rate
from 62 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Outback is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension
    • 15% fail on Suspension arms
      • 11% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
    • 9.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.8% fail on Pins and bushes (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 4.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.6% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.6% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 1.6% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.6% fail on Sub-frame
  • 23% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 8.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 8.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 6.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 15% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 15% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 15% fail on Spark ignition
        • 11% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 9.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.8% fail on Rbt
          • 4.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.6% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
    • 4.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 4.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.6% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 8.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.6% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.6% fail on Pipe
    • 1.6% fail on Towbar
      • 1.6% fail on Coupling
    • 1.6% fail on Transmission
      • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.6% fail on Joints
  • 9.7% fail on Visibility
    • 4.8% fail on Washers
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Condition of glass
      • 1.6% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas

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