Subaru Outback MOT Results

Registered in 2004
58.3% pass rate
from 432 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Outback is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension
    • 7.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 5.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage
      • 0.93% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 7.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.5% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Sub-frame (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.3% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.4% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.93% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.69% fail on Springs (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Coil springs (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Coil spring (88% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Mounting
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.5% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.46% fail on Direction indicators (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Flashing type (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.23% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.23% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.23% fail on Switch
    • 0.23% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.23% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 5.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 4.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (88% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Brake pads (89% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.9% fail on Brake discs
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.69% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.23% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.93% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.69% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.23% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt
          • 0.46% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 3.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.5% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.6% fail on Electronic stability control (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.23% fail on Pedal
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.23% fail on Lever
  • 8.6% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.6% fail on Transmission
      • 4.6% fail on Drive shafts
        • 4.6% fail on Joints
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.69% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.69% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.23% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.23% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.46% fail on Chassis
      • 0.46% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.46% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.23% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.23% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.23% fail on Tank
    • 0.23% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.23% fail on Body
      • 0.23% fail on Body condition
    • 0.23% fail on Cabs
      • 0.23% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 7.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 3.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.93% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.23% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.23% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.46% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.46% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.1% fail on Visibility
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.9% fail on Tyres (47% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (60% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components (69% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.23% fail on Other components
        • 0.23% fail on Steering component
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
    • 0.23% fail on Steering column
  • 1.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.69% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.46% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.46% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.23% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plates

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