Mazda 2 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
57.1% pass rate
from 1,225 tests in 2017
(12% 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.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (29% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 1.3% fail on Rear lamps
    • 6.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamps (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Switch
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (53% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.082% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.57% fail on Horn
    • 0.41% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.082% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.082% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.082% fail on Switch
    • 0.082% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 9.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (51% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.2% fail on Components (57% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 8.7% fail on Pipes (99% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Hoses
        • 0.082% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.082% fail on Operation
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Rear wheels (42% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.90% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.082% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.082% fail on Wheel cylinder
    • 0.57% fail on ABS
    • 0.41% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.16% fail on Cable
  • 10% fail on Suspension (50% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.9% fail on Rear (80% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Front
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Attachment
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (56% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (84% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on Coil springs (72% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (72% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Drive shafts (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Front drive shafts (79% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Constant velocity joints (79% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.082% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.57% fail on Front suspension joints (63% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.24% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Prescribed areas (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Component mounting (85% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.082% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.082% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.082% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 9.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.1% fail on Wipers (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.16% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.2% fail on Steering (41% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Steering system
      • 4.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.90% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.082% fail on Steering arm
    • 1.6% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Operation (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Pipes and hoses (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pump (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Other components
      • 0.082% fail on Drive system
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.16% fail on Size/type
  • 6.9% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.6% fail on Emissions
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.82% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.16% fail on System
      • 0.082% fail on Cap
  • 2.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Requirements
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas (87% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Installation check
        • 0.082% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 0.65% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Body condition
    • 0.082% fail on Body security
    • 0.082% fail on Doors
      • 0.082% fail on Drivers
    • 0.082% fail on Load security
      • 0.082% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.98% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.98% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.73% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.49% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Attachment
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  • Mazda 2 (2003 - 2007)
    Sportier, livelier and more fun to drive than the Fiesta on which it is based. Easy access to the boot. Keen value.

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