Mazda 2 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
61.4% pass rate
from 4,202 tests in 2020
(10% better than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 2 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Suspension (20% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Suspension arms (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.24% fail on Pins and bushes (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.3% fail on Shock absorbers (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings (42% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Springs (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs (72% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring (73% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Mounting
      • 0.024% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage ball joints (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.31% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.19% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.048% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.024% fail on Axles
      • 0.024% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.024% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.024% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.024% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.048% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.4% fail on Stop lamp (47% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.48% fail on Rear reflectors (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Direction indicators (91% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Flashing type (91% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (75% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Individual direction indicators (97% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.21% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical equipment (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.071% fail on Horn (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.048% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.048% fail on Switch
  • 8.7% fail on Brakes (17% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (64% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt (sp) (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Service brake performance (62% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Rbt (63% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.62% fail on Service brake performance (68% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.048% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.048% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.59% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.59% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.48% fail on Parking brake performance (59% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rbt (57% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Parking brake performance (52% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (45% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs and drums (40% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Brake discs (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.048% fail on Cable
    • 0.62% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.52% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.31% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.21% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.048% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.048% fail on Valves
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.24% fail on Pedal
      • 0.048% fail on Hand lever (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.048% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
      • 0.024% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.048% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.024% fail on Servos
      • 0.024% fail on Valves
    • 0.048% fail on Parking brake control (89% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Lever (87% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.024% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 8.1% fail on Visibility (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.071% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.071% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.048% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (19% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Steering linkage components (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Track rod end (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.048% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.33% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.071% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering
      • 0.071% fail on Operation
      • 0.071% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.048% fail on Other components
      • 0.024% fail on Pump
    • 0.024% fail on Steering column
    • 0.024% fail on Steering shaft
    • 0.024% fail on Steering play
      • 0.024% fail on Steering rack
  • 3.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (43% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (45% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Spark ignition (31% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.71% fail on Catalyst emissions (59% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Emissions not tested (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Compression ignition (76% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (76% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (84% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.048% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.31% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.12% fail on Transmission oil leaks (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.048% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.024% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.024% fail on Undertray
  • 2.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Exhaust system (44% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Transmission (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Drive shafts (76% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.50% fail on Joints (81% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Drive shaft (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Bearing housing
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.12% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.095% fail on Tank
      • 0.024% fail on System
    • 0.24% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.24% fail on Body
      • 0.12% fail on Panel
      • 0.12% fail on Other body component
    • 0.071% fail on Seats
      • 0.071% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.048% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.024% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.024% fail on Bracket
    • 0.024% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.024% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.024% fail on Chassis
      • 0.024% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.024% fail on Load security
      • 0.024% fail on Access panel
    • 0.024% fail on Doors
      • 0.024% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.024% fail on Door condition
    • 0.024% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.024% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.024% fail on Cabs
      • 0.024% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.024% fail on Undertray
  • 0.67% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (58% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Seat belts (54% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.048% fail on Prescribed areas (82% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.33% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (60% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.50% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.50% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.31% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Condition
Read the Honest John Review

  • Mazda 2 (2007 - 2015)
    Enjoyable and fun to drive. Economical engines. Sensibly priced. Feels well built. Ride harshness over bumps improved for 2011.
  • Mazda 2 (2003 - 2007)
    Sportier, livelier and more fun to drive than the Fiesta on which it is based, easy access to the boot.

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