Mazda 3 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
50.9% pass rate
from 4,903 tests in 2017
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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (12% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 10% fail on Position lamps (50% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Front lamps (77% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Rear lamps (58% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 9.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Stop lamp (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamps (42% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Headlamp (40% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.061% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.020% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.082% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.082% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Rear fog lamp (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Fog lamp (36% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.80% fail on Direction indicators (75% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Flashing type (75% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters (57% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Individual lamps (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on All direction indicators (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Battery (49% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.22% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.061% fail on Horn (90% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.020% fail on Lamp
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
  • 22% fail on Suspension (10% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (18% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (28% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.061% fail on Condition
      • 0.041% fail on Attachment
    • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Component mounting (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.041% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Front suspension joints (82% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Condition (67% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Coil springs (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Location
    • 0.82% fail on Wheel bearings (50% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Front
      • 0.061% fail on Rear (94% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Trailing arms (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.61% fail on Drive shafts (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Front drive shafts (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Constant velocity joints (83% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.16% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
      • 0.020% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.082% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.082% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.041% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
    • 0.041% fail on Macpherson strut (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 12% fail on Brakes (24% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (19% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Rear wheels (52% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.33% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.041% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.041% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.2% fail on Hub components (51% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Brake pads (74% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.16% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.14% fail on Brake back plates (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Hydraulic systems (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Components (84% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Hoses (50% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.061% fail on Pipes (98% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Leaks
      • 0.061% fail on Operation
      • 0.020% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.22% fail on ABS (77% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Restricted movement (65% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.061% fail on Pedal
        • 0.041% fail on Condition
        • 0.020% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.061% fail on Mechanical components (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Lever
      • 0.020% fail on Cable
      • 0.020% fail on Stationary pin
  • 11% fail on Tyres (17% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Tread depth (26% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 6.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (30% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers (46% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Mirrors (63% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Bonnet (79% better than other 2004 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Requirements
    • 3.0% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (88% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (90% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 4.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (37% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.78% fail on Emissions (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.041% fail on Fuel system (93% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Pipe
      • 0.020% fail on Cap
  • 3.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Body condition (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Vehicle structure (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Chassis (190% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Doors (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.061% fail on Drivers
    • 0.082% fail on Body security
    • 0.041% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.041% fail on Seats (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Drivers
  • 0.82% fail on Steering (83% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Steering system (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack (86% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.020% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.020% fail on Rams
      • 0.020% fail on Other components
    • 0.020% fail on Steering control
      • 0.020% fail on Steering lock
    • 0.020% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.78% fail on Road Wheels (70% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Halfshafts
    • 0.020% fail on Hubs
  • 0.71% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plate
Read the Honest John Review

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