Mazda 2 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
65.4% pass rate
from 9,601 tests in 2017
(6.4% better than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 2 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (28% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Position lamps (28% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Front lamps (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Rear lamps (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.010% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.010% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.90% fail on Stop lamp (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.37% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.010% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.19% fail on Battery
    • 0.12% fail on Direction indicators (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Flashing type (93% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Individual lamps (94% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Side repeaters (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.052% fail on Horn (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.010% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.010% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Suspension (8.0% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Condition (52% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Location
    • 2.3% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Condition (48% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Anti-roll bars (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.33% fail on Wheel bearings (49% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Front
      • 0.15% fail on Rear (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts (93% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Front drive shafts (93% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Constant velocity joints (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.042% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.042% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.042% fail on Macpherson strut (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Prescribed areas (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Component mounting
    • 0.010% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 8.2% fail on Driver's view of the road (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Wipers (84% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.34% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.010% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth (20% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Valve stem (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 5.8% fail on Steering (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Steering system (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Track rod end (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.12% fail on Free play (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Steering rack (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.021% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.042% fail on Steering control
      • 0.021% fail on Steering column
      • 0.010% fail on Steering shaft
      • 0.010% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.010% fail on Universal joint
    • 0.021% fail on Locking devices
  • 5.0% fail on Brakes (37% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (47% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Components (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Pipes (84% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Hoses (77% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.11% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Leaks
      • 0.031% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.8% fail on Hub components (42% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (43% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Brake discs (39% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.28% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.17% fail on Rear wheels (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.052% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.052% fail on Parking brake performance (96% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.21% fail on Pedal
        • 0.18% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.073% fail on ABS (80% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Restricted movement (74% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Parking brake (96% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Condition (96% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.76% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Emissions (62% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on System
      • 0.010% fail on Pipe
      • 0.010% fail on Cap
    • 0.083% fail on Emissions not tested (61% better than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.60% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.34% fail on Seats (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Drivers (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Body condition
    • 0.031% fail on Doors (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Passengers other (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.031% fail on Load security
      • 0.021% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.010% fail on Tailgate
    • 0.010% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.010% fail on Body security
  • 0.48% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.31% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Seat belts (56% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (57% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.021% fail on Requirements
    • 0.15% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (72% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (74% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.22% fail on Road Wheels (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment (49% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 0.010% fail on Halfshafts
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.

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