Subaru Outback MOT Results

Registered in 2005
55.2% pass rate
from 611 tests in 2020
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 Outback is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Suspension
    • 9.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.65% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.33% fail on Linkage
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 8.7% fail on Suspension arms (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 3.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.65% fail on Suspension arm
    • 3.9% fail on Wheel bearings (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Sub-frames (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Sub-frame (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Other suspension component (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.65% fail on Springs (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Coil springs (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Coil spring (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 5.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.82% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.49% fail on All position lamps (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.5% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.1% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.49% fail on Individual direction indicators (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.82% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.82% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.49% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.16% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.16% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.16% fail on Horn
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (45% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Transmission (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Drive shafts (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Joints (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.82% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.65% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.33% fail on Sub-frame (19 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Sub-frame condition (20 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Doors
      • 0.33% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.33% fail on Door condition
      • 0.33% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.33% fail on Door condition
    • 0.33% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.16% fail on Tank
      • 0.16% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.16% fail on Body
      • 0.16% fail on Panel
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 4.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 4.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (78% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.6% fail on Brake pads (80% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.98% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.8% fail on Brake performance (47% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (53% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (67% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.65% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.33% fail on Decelerometer (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.33% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.16% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.16% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.33% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Rbt (80% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.98% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.33% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.49% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.33% fail on Pedal
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.49% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.33% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.16% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.16% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.16% fail on Lever
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (69% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 11% fail on Spark ignition (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.33% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 6.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Washers
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 0.33% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (43% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.8% fail on Tread depth (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Track rod end (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Locking devices (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.49% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Operation
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.16% fail on Rams
    • 0.16% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.16% fail on Steering play
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.49% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (82% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Requirements
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.33% fail on Attachment

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