Subaru Outback MOT Results

Registered in 2009
63.8% pass rate
from 519 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Outback is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp levelling device (25 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Headlamp (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Switch
    • 0.96% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.96% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.96% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.39% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.39% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.39% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.39% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.19% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 5.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage ball joints (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Pins and bushes (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 4.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.3% fail on Pins and bushes (91% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.7% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Springs (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Coil springs (77% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Coil spring (77% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.39% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.19% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.19% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.19% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 9.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Transmission (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Drive shafts (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Joints (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Prop shafts (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Joints (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.19% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Bracket
    • 0.19% fail on Body
      • 0.19% fail on Other body component
  • 6.6% fail on Visibility
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.96% fail on Bonnet (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.4% fail on Brakes
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.19% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.39% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.39% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.19% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.19% fail on Linkage
    • 1.9% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Electronic stability control (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.58% fail on Rbt
          • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.58% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.39% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.19% fail on Rbt
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.19% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.19% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.96% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.19% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.19% fail on Other components
  • 5.0% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
  • 4.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.96% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.19% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.7% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.19% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.19% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.19% fail on Steering
    • 0.19% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.19% fail on Locking devices

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