Mazda 2 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
57.7% pass rate
from 2,083 tests in 2020
(8.6% better than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 2 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (9.9% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Stop lamp (43% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps (11% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp (11% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp levelling device (8.4% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (12% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Direction indicators (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Flashing type (51% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Side repeaters (3.5% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Individual direction indicators (69% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.48% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Position lamps (99% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Position lamp (86% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.34% fail on Electrical equipment (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Horn (46% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.048% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.048% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.048% fail on Switch
    • 0.048% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.048% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.048% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 12% fail on Suspension (32% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Pins and bushes (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.048% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.9% fail on Wheel bearings (90% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Springs (40% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Coil springs (44% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Coil spring (45% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Leaf springs
        • 0.048% fail on Spring saddle
    • 2.3% fail on Shock absorbers (53% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (64% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (55% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage ball joints (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Ball joint dust cover (40% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage
    • 0.48% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (66% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Sub-frames (3.6% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Sub-frame (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.34% fail on Axles (92% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Other suspension component (41% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Pins and bushes (11% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Ball joint dust cover (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.048% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.048% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 11% fail on Brakes (16% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Rigid brake pipes (94% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Brake performance (50% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (35% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (33% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance (40% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.67% fail on Service brake imbalance (16% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (62% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.96% fail on Parking brake performance (41% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Rbt (39% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.62% fail on Parking brake performance (55% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (29% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.62% fail on Rbt (sp) (28% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance (30% better than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (50% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (52% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.86% fail on Brake discs and drums (34% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Brake discs (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (41% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Cable (18% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Anti-lock braking system (23% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (15% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Pedal (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems (25% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Reservoirs (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Brake fluid (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Lever (68% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Flexible brake hoses (53% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.048% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 7.7% fail on Visibility (4.6% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers (55% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (37% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view (9.7% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass (6.3% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen (4.4% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.048% fail on View to rear
      • 0.048% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.3% fail on Tyres (11% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth (19% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (13% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Size/type (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 4.7% fail on Steering (22% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Steering linkage components (19% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Track rod end (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint (20% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Power steering (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Other components (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Operation (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pump (12 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Rams (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Steering gear (0.53% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Steering rack (3.6% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Steering play (27% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Steering rack (26% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 4.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Exhaust emissions (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Spark ignition (30% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (19% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (5.3% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Compression ignition (41% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (50% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Emissions not tested (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (76% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.29% fail on Fluid leaks (33% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Engine oil leaks (43% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Transmission oil leaks (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 4.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure (52% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Exhaust system (18% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Fuel system (14% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Tank (14% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Pipe (71% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Bumpers (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Transmission (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Drive shafts (89% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Joints (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Doors (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Other passenger's door (36% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Door condition (35% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.048% fail on Door condition
    • 0.14% fail on Chassis (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Chassis condition (51% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Integral vehicle structure (80% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (79% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Body
      • 0.048% fail on Panel
    • 0.048% fail on Seats
      • 0.048% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.67% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Seat belts (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Prescribed areas (57% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Requirements (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.53% fail on Road Wheels (7.9% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on Condition (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment (48% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 0.048% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.048% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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