Subaru Outback MOT Results

Registered in 2006
58.4% pass rate
from 705 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Outback is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.1% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.57% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.57% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.43% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.28% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.14% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.14% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 8.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.85% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Linkage
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.28% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.1% fail on Other suspension component (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.99% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.57% fail on Springs (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Coil springs (87% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Coil spring (87% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure (59% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 7.1% fail on Joints (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.28% fail on Joints
      • 0.14% fail on Belts
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.28% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.14% fail on Tank
      • 0.14% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.28% fail on Undertray
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Body
      • 0.14% fail on Panel
    • 0.14% fail on Doors
      • 0.14% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Driver's seat
  • 8.8% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (42% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (49% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Spark ignition (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (66% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.14% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Other leaks
  • 7.7% fail on Brakes (37% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.28% fail on Brake discs and drums (79% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Brake discs (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.99% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (72% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.43% fail on Rbt (sp) (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.28% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Rbt
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.14% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
    • 0.71% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.57% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.28% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.28% fail on Lever
    • 0.28% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 2.6% fail on Tread depth (44% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Visibility (56% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (60% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.57% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering linkage components (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.28% fail on Power steering
      • 0.14% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
  • 0.43% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (80% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.28% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment

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