Subaru Outback MOT Results

Registered in 2010
71.8% pass rate
from 653 tests in 2020
(22% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Subaru Outback is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Position lamps (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Position lamp (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on All position lamps (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp levelling device (10 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Headlamp (78% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.77% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.46% fail on Battery(ies) (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Horn
      • 0.15% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.61% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.61% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.61% fail on Side repeaters
  • 7.4% fail on Brakes
    • 4.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Electronic stability control (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Brake performance (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (73% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Rbt
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.31% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.15% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.61% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.61% fail on Pedal (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.61% fail on Electronic parking brake (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.15% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 4.1% fail on Visibility
    • 2.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.31% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.31% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.15% fail on View to rear
      • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.2% fail on Suspension (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Suspension arms (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.46% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Pins and bushes (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.46% fail on Springs (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Coil spring (88% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.15% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame
  • 2.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission
      • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.2% fail on Joints
      • 0.15% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.15% fail on Joints
    • 0.77% fail on Fuel system (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Pipe (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on System (11 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
    • 0.61% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.15% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Undertray
  • 2.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.77% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.61% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres (59% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Tread depth (67% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.61% fail on Steering
    • 0.31% fail on Steering linkage components (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Track rod end (78% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.15% fail on Steering play
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.46% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.31% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.31% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.31% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plates

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