Mazda 3 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
49.0% pass rate
from 51 tests in 2020
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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Suspension
    • 9.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Wheel bearings (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.9% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 3.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 5.9% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 3.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.0% fail on Springs
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.9% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.9% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.9% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim
  • 18% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 14% fail on Seat belts (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 14% fail on Prescribed areas (11 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 14% fail on Tyres
    • 9.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.9% fail on Condition
  • 12% fail on Brakes
    • 7.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 12% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.8% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.8% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.9% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 3.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 3.9% fail on Fluid leaks (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Engine oil leaks (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 9.8% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 5.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Chassis
      • 2.0% fail on Chassis condition
    • 2.0% fail on Body
      • 2.0% fail on Panel
  • 5.9% fail on Visibility
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 2.0% fail on Wipers
  • 3.9% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plates
  • 3.9% fail on Steering
    • 3.9% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
  • 2.0% fail on Road Wheels
    • 2.0% fail on Attachment

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