Mazda 2 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
66.2% pass rate
from 3,897 tests in 2017
(15% 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.

  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.7% fail on Front lamps (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Rear lamps (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (21% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamps (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp (38% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Stop lamp (60% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Rear reflectors (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.28% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.13% fail on Battery
    • 0.10% fail on Direction indicators (96% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Flashing type (96% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Side repeaters (90% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.026% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.051% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.026% fail on Lamp
      • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 0.051% fail on Horn (86% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 9.8% fail on Suspension (35% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Attachment
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (69% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (69% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Coil springs (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Location
    • 1.2% fail on Front suspension joints (54% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (71% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.0% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.69% fail on Rear
      • 0.36% fail on Front
    • 0.54% fail on Drive shafts (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Front drive shafts (78% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Constant velocity joints (82% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shafts (10 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.026% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.10% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.077% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.077% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.051% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.5% fail on Condition
    • 3.5% fail on Tread depth (24% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Size/type
    • 0.18% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.4% fail on Driver's view of the road (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Wipers (64% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (28% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.026% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.2% fail on Brakes (24% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Components (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.5% fail on Pipes (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Hoses
        • 0.051% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.051% fail on Pump (94 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Leaks
    • 2.0% fail on Brake performance (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Front wheels (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Parking brake performance (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Rear wheels (72% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.21% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.077% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Hub components (59% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake discs (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.31% fail on ABS
    • 0.23% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.18% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.18% fail on Pedal
        • 0.10% fail on Condition
        • 0.077% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.13% fail on Parking brake (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.026% fail on Additional braking devices
  • 3.8% fail on Steering (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Steering system (69% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Track rod end (93% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.051% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.026% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.23% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.026% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.026% fail on Drive system
      • 0.026% fail on Pump
      • 0.026% fail on Rams
    • 0.10% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.026% fail on Steering control
      • 0.026% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.026% fail on Universal joint
  • 1.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Exhaust system (48% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Emissions (68% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.077% fail on Cap
      • 0.051% fail on Pipe
      • 0.026% fail on System
  • 0.62% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.36% fail on Body condition
    • 0.10% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers
    • 0.077% fail on Doors (77% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.026% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.026% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.026% fail on Chassis
    • 0.026% fail on Body security
  • 0.51% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (58% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.026% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.23% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (67% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.28% fail on Registration plates and VIN (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plate (54% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.10% fail on Attachment
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. Keen value.

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