Mazda 2 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
79.7% pass rate
from 9,975 tests in 2020
(18% worse than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 2 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (24 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Seat belts (43 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Condition (45 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Pre-tensioners (30 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
    • 0.060% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (54% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Airbags
      • 0.010% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 5.7% fail on Visibility (35% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers (47% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers (12% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Driver's view (23% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on View to rear (33% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Mirrors (37% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Condition of glass (47% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Windscreen (46% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres (22% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (13% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Condition (32% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Size/type (52% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Brakes (9.4% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (8.0% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (23% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (23% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Brake linings (45% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs and drums (49% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Brake discs (49% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Brake performance (57% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (49% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance (53% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.060% fail on Service brake imbalance (40% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (31% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp) (39% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.090% fail on Service brake imbalance (63% worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.030% fail on Service brake performance (19% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Brake performance not tested (53% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Parking brake performance (81% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Rbt (81% better than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.010% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.010% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.020% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (92% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Rbt (sp) (92% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Rigid brake pipes (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (32% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.060% fail on Anti-lock braking system (52% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Electronic stability control (49% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Hydraulic systems (13% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.010% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.010% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.010% fail on Lever
  • 1.8% fail on Suspension (24% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Springs (73% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Coil springs (73% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Coil spring (73% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension arms (73% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Ball joint dust cover (89% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint (83% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pins and bushes (92% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Anti-roll bars (31% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Linkage ball joints (36% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Ball joint dust cover (48% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage (37% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (50% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.040% fail on Wheel bearings (61% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Other suspension component (33% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.010% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.010% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 1.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (58% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (19% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (75% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Stop lamp (73% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Headlamps (86% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp (85% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.080% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (84% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Direction indicators (88% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Flashing type (88% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Side repeaters (88% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.040% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (81% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Rear fog lamp (81% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Electrical equipment (84% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.010% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.010% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.010% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.010% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.010% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 0.28% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (67% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Exhaust emissions (71% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Spark ignition (57% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.060% fail on Catalyst emissions (61% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Emissions not tested (37% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Compression ignition (91% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (83% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (90% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.030% fail on Noise suppression (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Undertray (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Sound deadening material
    • 0.020% fail on Fluid leaks (39% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Engine oil leaks (20% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.20% fail on Body, chassis, structure (72% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Exhaust system (72% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Fuel system (28% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Tank (11 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Body (23% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Other body component (15% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.010% fail on Panel
    • 0.030% fail on Bumpers (6.6% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Transmission (93% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drive shafts (92% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Joints (92% better than other 2015 cars)
  • 0.080% fail on Seat belt installation check (23 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Belt(s)/padding (27 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Anchorages
  • 0.070% fail on Identification of the vehicle (65% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Registration plates (70% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.070% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.060% fail on Steering linkage components (71% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Track rod end (79% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Ball joint (87% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.010% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.070% fail on Road Wheels (62% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Attachment (63% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Condition (58% better than other 2015 cars)
Read the Honest John Review

  • Mazda 2 (2015 on)
    Impressive small hatch that offers a fine blend of comfort and handling. Good economy. Well equipped as standard. The best looking and altogether nicest small car in the class.
  • 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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