Subaru Outback MOT Results

Registered in 2004
58.8% pass rate
from 439 tests in 2017
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 Outback is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (22% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 4.6% fail on Front lamps
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.91% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.23% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.46% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.23% fail on Lamp
      • 0.23% fail on Switch
    • 0.23% fail on Battery
  • 18% fail on Suspension
    • 7.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 6.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.4% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.4% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.4% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.8% fail on Rear
      • 1.4% fail on Front
    • 1.4% fail on Sub-frames (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.1% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.91% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.91% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.23% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components
      • 3.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.91% fail on Parking brake performance (78% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.46% fail on Rear wheels (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.23% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 2.7% fail on Components
        • 2.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.23% fail on Hoses
        • 0.23% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
      • 0.23% fail on Leaks
    • 1.1% fail on ABS
    • 0.91% fail on Service brake control components (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Pedal (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Anti-slip (6 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.46% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
  • 7.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 3.4% fail on Emissions
    • 0.68% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.68% fail on Cap
    • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 6.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.23% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres (49% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth (58% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.23% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (72% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Steering system (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.23% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.23% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.46% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
      • 0.23% fail on Other components
  • 1.4% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.91% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.91% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.46% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.46% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.23% fail on Body condition
    • 0.23% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers other

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