Mazda 2 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
69.3% pass rate
from 13,228 tests in 2017
(6.1% better than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 2 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (26% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Position lamps (13% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front lamps (39% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Rear lamps (91% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (13% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamp aim (34% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (17% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (14% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.0076% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.0% fail on Stop lamp (68% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Fog lamp (65% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Battery
    • 0.091% fail on Direction indicators (94% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.091% fail on Flashing type (94% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Side repeaters (90% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Individual lamps (96% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0076% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.053% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.0076% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.0076% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.0076% fail on Lamp
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 4.0% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Condition
      • 0.0076% fail on Attachment
    • 4.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.0076% fail on Location
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.99% fail on Condition
    • 0.66% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage condition (84% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts (84% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front drive shafts (85% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Constant velocity joints (85% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.0076% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.0076% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.0076% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings (77% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Front (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Rear (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.030% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.015% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.015% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.015% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.0076% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.0076% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.0076% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.0076% fail on Condition
    • 0.0076% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0076% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 7.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers (91% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.29% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.098% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.038% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Tread depth (18% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Valve stem (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 4.1% fail on Brakes (37% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components (38% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads (35% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs (53% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.015% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.0076% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (56% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Components (65% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Pipes (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.045% fail on Hoses (65% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.13% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Leaks (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.0076% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Front wheels (33% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Rear wheels (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.098% fail on Parking brake performance (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.015% fail on Service brake performance (79% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake control components (79% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pedal (79% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.068% fail on ABS (74% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.015% fail on Parking brake (97% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Condition (96% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Restricted movement (90% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 3.6% fail on Steering (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Steering system (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Track rod end (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.053% fail on Free play
        • 0.053% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.023% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.015% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.015% fail on Other components
        • 0.015% fail on Steering pivot point
      • 0.0076% fail on Steering box
    • 0.038% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.030% fail on Steering control
      • 0.015% fail on Steering column
      • 0.0076% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.0076% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.023% fail on Power steering (75% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.0076% fail on Operation
    • 0.015% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.57% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.38% fail on Seats (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Drivers (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers
    • 0.13% fail on Body condition
    • 0.023% fail on Doors (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.0076% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.015% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.015% fail on Body security
    • 0.015% fail on Load security
      • 0.0076% fail on Bootlid
      • 0.0076% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.36% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (82% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Emissions (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Fuel system (50% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on System
      • 0.015% fail on Pipe
    • 0.076% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.068% fail on Exhaust system (95% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.098% fail on Condition
  • 0.24% fail on Registration plates and VIN (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plate (52% better than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.20% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (67% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (54% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Condition (68% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Attachment
      • 0.023% fail on Requirements
    • 0.076% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (78% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (76% better than other 2009 cars)
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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