Mazda 2 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
84.1% pass rate
from 7,968 tests in 2017
(24% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 2 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (29% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (60% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.10% fail on Windscreen (64% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.013% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Condition (27% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth (40% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Size/type
  • 3.2% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (61% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (35% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.56% fail on Headlamps (59% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp (56% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Registration plate lamp (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Position lamps (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Front lamps (81% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear lamps (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Stop lamp (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.16% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.025% fail on Direction indicators (97% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Flashing type (97% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Side repeaters (94% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Horn
    • 0.025% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.013% fail on Battery
    • 0.013% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.013% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.013% fail on Lamp
  • 2.2% fail on Suspension (40% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Suspension arms (55% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (58% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.53% fail on Coil springs (67% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Condition (67% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.50% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.10% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.063% fail on Front
      • 0.038% fail on Rear
    • 0.038% fail on Drive shafts (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Front drive shafts (89% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Constant velocity joints (88% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 1.8% fail on Brakes (53% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake pads (53% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Brake discs (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Brake performance (44% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.20% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.13% fail on Rear wheels (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.025% fail on Parking brake performance (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.088% fail on Components
        • 0.075% fail on Pipes
        • 0.013% fail on Hoses
      • 0.050% fail on Leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Operation
    • 0.050% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.038% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.038% fail on Pedal
        • 0.038% fail on Condition (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Steering system (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Track rod end (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.013% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.30% fail on Steering operation (27 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Steering control
      • 0.025% fail on Steering coupling (10 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Universal joint (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Power steering
      • 0.013% fail on Operation
  • 0.23% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.18% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Emissions
    • 0.050% fail on Exhaust system (87% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.013% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.013% fail on Cap
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 0.063% fail on Attachment
  • 0.063% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (82% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (77% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Seat belts (86% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Installation check
        • 0.013% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 0.038% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (79% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Body condition
    • 0.013% fail on Doors
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers front
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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