Mazda 2 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
63.1% pass rate
from 2,509 tests in 2017
(18% 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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (28% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Position lamps (24% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Front lamps (23% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (26% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (54% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (52% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Direction indicators (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Flashing type (71% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Individual lamps (77% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.68% fail on Rear reflectors (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Battery (75% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Fog lamp (83% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.040% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.040% fail on Lamp
  • 9.8% fail on Brakes (27% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Components (68% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.6% fail on Pipes (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Hoses
        • 0.040% fail on Valves
      • 0.28% fail on Leaks
      • 0.080% fail on Operation
      • 0.040% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (66% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear wheels (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Parking brake performance (77% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Front wheels (60% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (56% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.76% fail on ABS
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.080% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.080% fail on Cable
    • 0.040% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.040% fail on Pedal
        • 0.040% fail on Condition
  • 9.1% fail on Suspension (52% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Coil springs (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Condition (51% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Location
    • 1.8% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 1.5% fail on Rear (65% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Front
    • 1.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Linkage condition (80% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Condition
    • 0.40% fail on Front suspension joints (68% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Drive shafts (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Front drive shafts (89% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Constant velocity joints (90% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.28% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment
    • 0.20% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.20% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas (82% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Component mounting (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.12% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.080% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.080% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.080% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.080% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.040% fail on Axles
      • 0.040% fail on Swivel joints/housing
    • 0.040% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.48% fail on Size/type
    • 0.16% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (58% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.5% fail on Steering (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Steering system (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Track rod end (69% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.080% fail on Free play
        • 0.080% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.080% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.80% fail on Power steering (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
  • 4.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.8% fail on Emissions
    • 0.64% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.36% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Cap
      • 0.080% fail on Pipe
      • 0.080% fail on System
  • 0.88% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.52% fail on Body condition
    • 0.16% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Drivers
      • 0.040% fail on Passengers
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (73% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.040% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.080% fail on Body security
  • 0.52% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment
  • 0.40% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.40% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.32% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.040% fail on Requirements
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment
      • 0.040% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.080% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.040% fail on Drivers airbag
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