Mazda 2 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
74.4% pass rate
from 12,245 tests in 2017
(12% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 2 is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (36% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Position lamps (15% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.041% fail on Rear lamps (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.0082% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (49% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Stop lamp (74% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Fog lamp (54% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.098% fail on Battery
    • 0.090% fail on Horn
    • 0.065% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.057% fail on Direction indicators (96% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Flashing type (96% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.049% fail on Side repeaters (91% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0082% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.024% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 7.9% fail on Suspension
    • 3.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.016% fail on Location
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Condition
    • 0.93% fail on Front suspension joints (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Shock absorbers (38% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (61% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings (47% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear
      • 0.065% fail on Front (63% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Drive shafts (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Front drive shafts (85% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Constant velocity joints (89% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Drive shafts (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.0082% fail on Couplings
    • 0.033% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.033% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.024% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.024% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.0082% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.0082% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.0082% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.0082% fail on Attachment
    • 0.0082% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.0082% fail on Condition
    • 0.0082% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.0082% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.2% fail on Condition (25% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Tread depth (21% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
    • 0.17% fail on Valve stem (97% worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 6.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (44% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (92% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.098% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0082% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.1% fail on Brakes (44% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components (44% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (39% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake discs (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.78% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.16% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.098% fail on Rear wheels (91% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Parking brake performance (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.016% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.0082% fail on Brake operation
    • 0.74% fail on Hydraulic systems (36% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Components
        • 0.50% fail on Pipes (68% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Hoses
        • 0.016% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.19% fail on Operation (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Leaks
    • 0.098% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.098% fail on Pedal
        • 0.098% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on ABS (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Parking brake (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Restricted movement (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.0082% fail on Electronic stability system
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Steering system (89% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Track rod end (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.098% fail on Free play (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.098% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.024% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.016% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.0082% fail on Other components
        • 0.0082% fail on Steering pivot point
    • 0.21% fail on Steering operation (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Steering control (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Steering shaft (23 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Steering column (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Steering coupling (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.024% fail on Universal joint (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Power steering
      • 0.024% fail on Operation
      • 0.0082% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.0082% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.26% fail on Registration plates and VIN (41% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Registration plate (41% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.20% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.11% fail on Seats
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Body condition
    • 0.016% fail on Doors (87% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.0082% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.0082% fail on Chassis
  • 0.17% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (68% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Requirements
      • 0.0082% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0082% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.057% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (84% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels (48% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Attachment (53% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.065% fail on Condition
  • 0.15% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (90% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Emissions (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Exhaust system (94% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.016% fail on Fuel system (92% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on System
    • 0.0082% fail on Emissions not tested
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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