Mazda 121 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
37.7% pass rate
from 69 tests in 2017
(37% worse than other 1997 cars)
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 121 is unusually good or bad.

  • 33% fail on Suspension (73% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 19% fail on Prescribed areas (190% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 12% fail on Component mounting
      • 5.8% fail on Subframe mounting (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Spring mounting (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Drive shafts
      • 8.7% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 8.7% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 5.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 5.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 4.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 4.3% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 4.3% fail on Rear
    • 2.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Sub-frames
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 20% fail on Brakes
    • 19% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 8.7% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 5.8% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Front wheels
    • 4.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.3% fail on Components
        • 2.9% fail on Pipes
        • 1.4% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.4% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.4% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.9% fail on Side repeaters
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.4% fail on Rear lamps
  • 14% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (160% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 14% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 14% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 14% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.2% fail on Wipers
    • 7.2% fail on Washers
  • 10% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 4.3% fail on Body condition
    • 2.9% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.9% fail on Chassis
    • 2.9% fail on Doors
      • 1.4% fail on Drivers
      • 1.4% fail on Passengers other
    • 1.4% fail on Seats
      • 1.4% fail on Passengers
    • 1.4% fail on Load security
      • 1.4% fail on Tailgate
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
  • 7.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.9% fail on Emissions
    • 2.9% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.4% fail on Tank
      • 1.4% fail on Hose
  • 1.4% fail on Road Wheels
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate

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