Mazda 2 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
60.1% pass rate
from 1,066 tests in 2020
(17% better than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 2 is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (25% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps (37% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (44% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.7% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.47% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.56% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.47% fail on Horn
      • 0.094% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.28% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 8.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Brake performance (27% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 2.4% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (42% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (39% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.66% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt
          • 0.94% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.094% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.094% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.094% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.094% fail on Brake drums
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.094% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.094% fail on Cable
    • 0.56% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.56% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.38% fail on Lever
    • 0.38% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.38% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.094% fail on Pedal
      • 0.094% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.094% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.094% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.094% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 9.8% fail on Suspension (45% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wheel bearings (85% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage
      • 0.094% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.094% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.84% fail on Ball joint (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.0% fail on Springs (71% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Coil springs (71% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Coil spring (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.094% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.56% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (75% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 7.1% fail on Visibility
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (49% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.19% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.66% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.38% fail on Compression ignition (71% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.094% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.094% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.28% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.28% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.7% fail on Steering
    • 4.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 4.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.094% fail on Drag link end
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Other components (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
      • 0.19% fail on Pump (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.56% fail on Steering rack
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres (32% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (46% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Size/type
  • 4.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (68% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Joints (70% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.19% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.19% fail on Joints
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.19% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.19% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.19% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.19% fail on Door condition
    • 0.094% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.094% fail on Pipe
    • 0.094% fail on Body
      • 0.094% fail on Panel
    • 0.094% fail on Seats
      • 0.094% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.094% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.094% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 2.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 1.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (160% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Requirements
    • 1.0% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.094% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.28% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.28% fail on Condition
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