Mazda 121 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
44.6% pass rate
from 56 tests in 2017
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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 121 is unusually good or bad.

  • 39% fail on Suspension (110% worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 20% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 13% fail on Component mounting
      • 7.1% fail on Subframe mounting (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 13% fail on Suspension arms (3 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Attachment
    • 8.9% fail on Drive shafts
      • 8.9% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 8.9% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 7.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 7.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Macpherson strut (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.8% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.8% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 25% fail on Brakes
    • 21% fail on Brake performance (150% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 16% fail on Service brake performance (8 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 8.9% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 7.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.6% fail on Front wheels
    • 13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 13% fail on Components
        • 5.4% fail on Pipes
        • 5.4% fail on Hoses
        • 1.8% fail on Servos
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
    • 1.8% fail on Restricted movement
  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 1.8% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 3.6% fail on Battery
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.6% fail on Hazard warning (12 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Switch (26 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
  • 16% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 8.9% fail on Wipers
    • 8.9% fail on Washers
  • 13% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 13% fail on Seat belts
      • 13% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 5.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 5.4% fail on Emissions
    • 3.6% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.8% fail on Cap
  • 11% fail on Tyres
    • 7.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.8% fail on Size/type
    • 1.8% fail on Condition
  • 11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 5.4% fail on Body condition
    • 5.4% fail on Doors (7 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Drivers (25 times worse than other 1996 cars)
  • 5.4% fail on Steering
    • 3.6% fail on Power steering (5 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Operation
      • 1.8% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 1.8% fail on Steering system
      • 1.8% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.8% fail on Steering operation
  • 5.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 5.4% fail on Registration plate

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