Mazda 2 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
87.7% pass rate
from 10,523 tests in 2020
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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 2 is unusually good or bad.

  • 2.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (10 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Seat belts (16 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Condition (17 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Requirements (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Attachment
      • 0.0095% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.038% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.6% fail on Visibility
    • 1.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.84% fail on Washers
    • 0.076% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.029% fail on View to rear
      • 0.029% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.0095% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.0095% fail on Windscreen
  • 2.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (26% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.0095% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.22% fail on Stop lamp (44% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.10% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.095% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.095% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.0095% fail on Front fog lamps
        • 0.0095% fail on Front fog lamps
    • 0.095% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (65% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Headlamps (89% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp (88% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0095% fail on Dipswitch
    • 0.048% fail on Direction indicators (85% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Flashing type (85% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.029% fail on Side repeaters (89% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.019% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.019% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.019% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.0095% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0095% fail on Horn
    • 0.0095% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 2.5% fail on Brakes (27% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components (58% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (73% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (72% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Brake linings (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.17% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.019% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0095% fail on Lever
        • 0.0095% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 0.26% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.076% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0095% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.0095% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.038% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.038% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.029% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0095% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.019% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.019% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (84% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Rbt (sp) (83% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.029% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.029% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.029% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.029% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.019% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.0095% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.0095% fail on Lever
    • 0.0095% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 1.8% fail on Tyres (50% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Tread depth (46% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Size/type
    • 0.038% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 0.76% fail on Suspension
    • 0.66% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.086% fail on Springs
      • 0.086% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.076% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.0095% fail on Mounting
    • 0.019% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.0095% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.0095% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 0.095% fail on Identification of the vehicle (60% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.095% fail on Registration plates (60% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.086% fail on Body, chassis, structure (70% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.029% fail on Body
      • 0.029% fail on Other body component
    • 0.019% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.076% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (80% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.076% fail on Exhaust emissions (79% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Spark ignition (70% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.029% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (76% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Compression ignition (89% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0095% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.0095% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.038% fail on Road Wheels (73% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Attachment
  • 0.019% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.019% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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.

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