Mazda 2 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
80.1% pass rate
from 9,017 tests in 2020
(16% 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.

  • 6.0% fail on Visibility (45% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (96% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers (28% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.089% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.022% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.022% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.022% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.1% fail on Suspension (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Suspension arms (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.69% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.52% fail on Springs (72% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Coil springs (72% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Coil spring (72% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.100% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.100% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage ball joints (74% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.011% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.011% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
    • 0.022% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint (15 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.011% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.011% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres (13% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition (23% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (44% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Size/type
  • 4.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (45% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.100% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (34% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp (31% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.58% fail on Stop lamp (65% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Position lamps (56% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Position lamp (54% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (78% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.078% fail on Direction indicators (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Flashing type (88% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Side repeaters (85% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.011% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.044% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.044% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.044% fail on Electrical equipment (77% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.022% fail on Horn (84% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Brakes (52% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (55% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (55% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.078% fail on Brake discs and drums (88% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Brake discs (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Brake performance (47% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.011% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.11% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.11% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.100% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.011% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.033% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (92% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Rbt (sp) (92% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Parking brake performance (89% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Rbt (89% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake performance (87% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.18% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.089% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.067% fail on Pedal
      • 0.022% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.067% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.033% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.011% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.011% fail on Lever
    • 0.011% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.011% fail on Reservoirs
  • 0.73% fail on Steering
    • 0.45% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.41% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.044% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.18% fail on Steering gear (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack (190% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Operation (29 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Steering coupling (23 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Universal joint (24 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Steering play
      • 0.033% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.022% fail on Power steering
      • 0.022% fail on Operation
    • 0.011% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.39% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Exhaust system (59% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.078% fail on Body
      • 0.067% fail on Other body component
      • 0.011% fail on Panel
    • 0.033% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.033% fail on Transmission (93% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Drive shafts (95% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Joints (95% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Belts
    • 0.022% fail on Seats
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.011% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.011% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.011% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.011% fail on Tank
    • 0.011% fail on Load security
      • 0.011% fail on Tailgate
        • 0.011% fail on Tailgate condition
    • 0.011% fail on Undertray
  • 0.20% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (51% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.055% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (74% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.19% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Exhaust emissions (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Spark ignition (73% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.078% fail on Catalyst emissions (64% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (88% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.011% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.011% fail on Oxygen sensor
    • 0.022% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.078% fail on Condition
    • 0.055% fail on Attachment (70% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Identification of the vehicle (59% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plates (58% better than other 2013 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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