Subaru Outback MOT Results

Registered in 2008
58.0% pass rate
from 431 tests in 2020
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.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.1% fail on Stop lamp (94% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp levelling device (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Headlamp (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.70% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.70% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.70% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.46% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.46% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.46% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.46% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.23% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.23% fail on Horn
    • 0.23% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.23% fail on Switch
  • 16% fail on Suspension
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Linkage ball joints (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins and bushes (25 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.46% fail on Anti-roll bar (13 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 5.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.70% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Suspension arm
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.93% fail on Springs (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Coil springs (80% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Coil spring (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Mounting
    • 0.70% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.46% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.23% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 14% fail on Body, chassis, structure (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 11% fail on Transmission (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 11% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 11% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.23% fail on Joints
    • 0.70% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.70% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.23% fail on Hose
      • 0.23% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.23% fail on System
    • 0.46% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.23% fail on Body
      • 0.23% fail on Panel
    • 0.23% fail on Seats
      • 0.23% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.23% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.23% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 4.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.70% fail on Brake discs
    • 3.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.46% fail on Decelerometer (39 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (41 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.93% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.93% fail on Brake performance not tested (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.23% fail on Rbt
          • 0.23% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Electronic stability control (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.23% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.23% fail on Lever
    • 0.23% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.23% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth
  • 4.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.23% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.23% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.8% fail on Visibility (53% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.93% fail on Washers
    • 0.23% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.23% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.23% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.46% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.23% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Operation
  • 0.46% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.46% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.23% fail on Requirements
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
  • 0.23% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Attachment

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