Mazda 2 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
75.6% pass rate
from 8,643 tests in 2020
(4.2% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 2 is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.6% fail on Suspension (62% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Suspension arms (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Pins and bushes (24% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover (19% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Springs (17% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Coil springs (17% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Coil spring (17% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Anti-roll bars (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Linkage ball joints (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint (23% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Ball joint dust cover (43% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage (39% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (86% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.19% fail on Other suspension component (97% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint dust cover (92% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.093% fail on Wheel bearings (57% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Suspension rods (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility (55% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (19% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on View to rear (3.1% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Mirrors (5.8% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Driver's view (32% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Condition of glass (46% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Windscreen (45% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres (13% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Condition (13% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (39% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Size/type (40% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 4.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (44% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (14% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (9.7% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2.5% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Stop lamp (67% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (40% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp (40% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp (44% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.093% fail on Electrical equipment (60% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Battery(ies) (91% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.012% fail on Horn
    • 0.046% fail on Reversing lamps (67% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Reversing lamps (66% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Direction indicators (95% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Flashing type (95% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Side repeaters (94% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.012% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.012% fail on Switch
  • 2.4% fail on Brakes (51% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (57% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (53% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (54% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.24% fail on Brake discs and drums (71% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Brake discs (71% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Brake performance (64% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Service brake performance (46% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Rbt (45% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake imbalance (16% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Brake performance not tested (32% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (85% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake performance (72% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake imbalance
    • 0.52% fail on Rigid brake pipes (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (56% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Pedal (4.1% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.035% fail on Parking brake control (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Lever (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Hydraulic systems (49% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Brake fluid (31% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Flexible brake hoses (64% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Anti-lock braking system (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.012% fail on Leaks
    • 0.012% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 1.0% fail on Steering (15% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Steering linkage components (3.9% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Track rod end (16% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (200% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.012% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.012% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Operation (30 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Steering rack (28% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Steering coupling (20 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Universal joint (24 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Power steering (99% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Steering play (87% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Steering rack (89% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.012% fail on Steering column
    • 0.012% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.40% fail on Body, chassis, structure (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Exhaust system (71% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Transmission (90% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Drive shafts (93% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Joints (93% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Prop shafts (33% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Joints (12% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Body (52% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Panel (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Other body component (5.4% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Bumpers (33% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Fuel system (72% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Seats
      • 0.012% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.012% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.012% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.012% fail on Undertray
  • 0.39% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (71% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Exhaust emissions (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Spark ignition (68% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (65% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Catalyst emissions (69% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Emissions not tested (72% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.012% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.12% fail on Fluid leaks (77% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Engine oil leaks (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Noise suppression (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Undertray (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.21% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts (30% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (37% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Requirements (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Airbags
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.17% fail on Identification of the vehicle (33% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Registration plates (33% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels (46% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (45% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.012% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.012% fail on Anchorages
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  • 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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