Mazda 2 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
75.0% pass rate
from 9,421 tests in 2020
(7.7% 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.

  • 9.8% fail on Suspension (51% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Suspension arms (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.4% fail on Springs
      • 2.4% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.4% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.011% fail on Mounting
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Other suspension component (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bars (83% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Linkage ball joints (76% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint dust cover (80% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.032% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.032% fail on Ball joint (18 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.021% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.011% fail on Axles
      • 0.011% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.011% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.011% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension unit
  • 5.8% fail on Visibility (38% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers (99% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (23% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.032% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.032% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.032% fail on View to rear
      • 0.032% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.021% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres (17% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (35% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (53% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamps (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (36% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.59% fail on Stop lamp (67% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Position lamps (57% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Position lamp (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (83% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.074% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.053% fail on Horn
      • 0.011% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.096% fail on Direction indicators (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Flashing type (93% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Side repeaters (86% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Individual direction indicators (97% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Reversing lamps (73% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Reversing lamps (72% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.011% fail on Switch
    • 0.011% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 2.5% fail on Steering (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Track rod end (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.011% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
        • 0.011% fail on Steering linkage
      • 0.011% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.33% fail on Steering gear (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Operation (43 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.053% fail on Steering play
      • 0.042% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.011% fail on Steering box
    • 0.042% fail on Power steering
      • 0.032% fail on Operation
      • 0.011% fail on Other components
    • 0.042% fail on Steering coupling (11 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Universal joint (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.011% fail on Steering column
  • 2.3% fail on Brakes (57% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (56% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (56% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake discs and drums (76% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Brake discs (76% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Brake performance (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance (46% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt (44% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake performance (48% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.096% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (65% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Rbt (sp) (63% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake imbalance (71% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.042% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.053% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (92% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Rbt (sp) (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Parking brake performance (89% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.032% fail on Rbt (89% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking brake performance (91% better than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.011% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.021% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.30% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.053% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (71% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Pedal
    • 0.032% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.032% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.021% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.011% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.021% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (90% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Anti-lock braking system (85% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.53% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Exhaust system (56% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.085% fail on Tank (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Transmission (91% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Joints (90% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Body
      • 0.042% fail on Other body component
      • 0.011% fail on Panel
    • 0.032% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.011% fail on Doors
      • 0.011% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.011% fail on Hinge
    • 0.011% fail on Seats
      • 0.011% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.011% fail on Undertray
  • 0.49% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (66% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Exhaust emissions (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Spark ignition (63% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (68% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Catalyst emissions (70% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.11% fail on Compression ignition (80% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.011% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.096% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.074% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.011% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.27% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.27% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.22% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.096% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (66% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.096% fail on Condition
    • 0.096% fail on Attachment (58% better than other 2012 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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