Subaru Outback MOT Results

Registered in 2008
56.9% pass rate
from 457 tests in 2017
(17% worse than other 2008 cars)
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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Outback is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Suspension (82% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 13% fail on Drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 12% fail on Front drive shafts (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 12% fail on Constant velocity joints (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Drive shafts (14 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.22% fail on Attachment
    • 5.0% fail on Suspension arms (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (81% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.88% fail on Rear
      • 0.22% fail on Front
    • 0.44% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.22% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.22% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.22% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 11% fail on Registration plate lamp (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.44% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (55 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Headlamp levelling device (86 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.88% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Headlamp levelling device (70 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.3% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.22% fail on Battery
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.22% fail on Switch
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres
    • 5.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.7% fail on Brakes
    • 3.9% fail on Hub components
      • 3.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.44% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.22% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.88% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.66% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.1% fail on Components
        • 1.1% fail on Pipes
      • 0.66% fail on Leaks (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Electronic stability system (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.44% fail on Pedal
        • 0.22% fail on Condition
        • 0.22% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.22% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.22% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on ABS
    • 0.22% fail on Restricted movement
  • 4.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.66% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.22% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.88% fail on Emissions
    • 0.66% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.22% fail on Cap
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.44% fail on Steering
    • 0.44% fail on Steering system
      • 0.44% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.44% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.44% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.44% fail on Condition

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