Mazda 2 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
57.1% pass rate
from 2,321 tests in 2020
(12% better than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 2 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (14% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps (25% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp (31% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.086% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (59% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (59% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Individual direction indicators (51% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Side repeaters (70% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Electrical equipment (68% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Horn
      • 0.043% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.043% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.043% fail on Switch
    • 0.043% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.043% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.043% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 7.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Brake performance (38% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.73% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.086% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.086% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (79% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (74% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (63% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (61% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Parking brake performance (58% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Rbt (57% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.65% fail on Parking brake performance (59% better than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Brake linings and pads (60% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Brake pads (61% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.69% fail on Brake discs and drums (46% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.17% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.086% fail on Cable
        • 0.043% fail on Lever
        • 0.043% fail on Pivot
    • 0.65% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (51% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.26% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.086% fail on Parking brake control (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Lever (83% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.086% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.043% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.043% fail on Leaks
    • 0.043% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.043% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
    • 0.043% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.043% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.043% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.043% fail on Other components
  • 9.9% fail on Suspension (45% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (55% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.6% fail on Springs (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Coil springs (59% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Coil spring (60% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Mounting
      • 0.043% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (76% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint dust cover (60% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage ball joints (89% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.52% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.17% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.13% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.086% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.26% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.086% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.086% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.043% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.086% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.043% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 7.7% fail on Tyres
    • 4.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.56% fail on Size/type
  • 6.9% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (44% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.22% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.043% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.086% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.7% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.5% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 2.5% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.47% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.043% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.043% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.043% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.65% fail on Compression ignition (62% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (67% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.086% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (82% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.043% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.39% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.26% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.086% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.043% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 5.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (45% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission (70% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (68% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Joints (71% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.043% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.56% fail on Bumpers (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.17% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.043% fail on Pipe
      • 0.043% fail on System
    • 0.22% fail on Body
      • 0.13% fail on Panel
      • 0.086% fail on Other body component
    • 0.17% fail on Seats
      • 0.17% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.086% fail on Integral vehicle structure (83% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (82% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Doors (82% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.043% fail on Hinge
      • 0.043% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.043% fail on Door condition
        • 0.043% fail on Hinge
    • 0.043% fail on Chassis
      • 0.043% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.043% fail on Towbar
      • 0.043% fail on Safety device
    • 0.043% fail on Floor
    • 0.043% fail on Undertray
  • 4.6% fail on Steering
    • 3.7% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.65% fail on Power steering (99% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Operation
      • 0.22% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.13% fail on Pump (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
    • 0.47% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.47% fail on Steering rack
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (49% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
      • 0.22% fail on Prescribed areas (77% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.086% fail on Requirements
    • 0.30% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (81% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 0.73% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.52% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.34% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
  • 0.043% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.043% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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