Subaru Outback MOT Results

Registered in 2007
58.2% pass rate
from 564 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Outback is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim (61% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp levelling device (17 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.89% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.89% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.89% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.35% fail on Direction indicators (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Flashing type (85% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.18% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.18% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 9.9% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Exhaust system (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.18% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.18% fail on Hinge
    • 0.18% fail on Floor
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 8.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (91% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.71% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.71% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.89% fail on Springs (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Coil springs (81% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Coil spring (81% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.35% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.18% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.18% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.18% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.18% fail on Levelling valve
    • 0.18% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 7.6% fail on Brakes
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.8% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.8% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.53% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (80% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Gradient tester (sp)
      • 0.35% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.53% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.53% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.35% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.35% fail on Pedal
    • 0.35% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.18% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.18% fail on Brake fluid
  • 7.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.9% fail on Spark ignition (92% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Catalyst emissions (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.71% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.35% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.18% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 2.3% fail on Visibility (63% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (59% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.89% fail on Wipers (70% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.2% fail on Steering
    • 0.71% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Operation (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Steering linkage components (84% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.18% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.89% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.89% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.18% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment

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