Mazda 2 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
60.2% pass rate
from 2,645 tests in 2020
(11% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 2 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (16% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp (24% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.6% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.64% fail on Rear reflectors (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Direction indicators (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Flashing type (85% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.11% fail on Individual direction indicators (94% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical equipment (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Horn
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 0.15% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp (82% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 5.9% fail on Rigid brake pipes (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Brake performance (32% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt
          • 1.8% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.53% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.076% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (40% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (38% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.2% fail on Rbt
          • 0.98% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.19% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.076% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.60% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.42% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (45% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (44% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.87% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.038% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.15% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Cable
    • 0.72% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.72% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
      • 0.11% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.26% fail on Lever
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.076% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.076% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.038% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.038% fail on Leaks
  • 11% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Springs (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (49% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring (49% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage ball joints (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 2.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 2.1% fail on Suspension arms (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes (94% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Wheel bearings (65% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Axles (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Axle
    • 0.30% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.26% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (68% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.076% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.038% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.038% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.038% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 7.9% fail on Visibility
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers (73% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Washers (28% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.19% fail on View to rear
      • 0.19% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.11% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.038% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.038% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres (19% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (25% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.038% fail on Size/type
  • 4.4% fail on Body, chassis, structure (40% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.53% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.42% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.11% fail on Tank
      • 0.038% fail on Pipe
    • 0.45% fail on Bumpers (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Transmission (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Joints (86% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Drive shaft
    • 0.15% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.038% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 0.15% fail on Body
      • 0.076% fail on Other body component
      • 0.038% fail on Body condition
      • 0.038% fail on Panel
    • 0.15% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
    • 0.076% fail on Chassis
      • 0.076% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.076% fail on Seats
      • 0.076% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 4.0% fail on Steering
    • 3.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 3.3% fail on Track rod end (44% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.57% fail on Power steering (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Other components
      • 0.15% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.15% fail on Pump (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Operation
      • 0.038% fail on Rams
    • 0.30% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.11% fail on Steering play
      • 0.11% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (37% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (34% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.30% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.49% fail on Compression ignition (71% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (68% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.076% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.038% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Engine oil leaks
    • 0.038% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.038% fail on Undertray
  • 0.64% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.64% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.30% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Seat belts (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition
      • 0.038% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.038% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.23% fail on Condition
    • 0.038% fail on Attachment
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