Mazda 3 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
54.1% pass rate
from 9,627 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (11% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 10% fail on Position lamps (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Front lamps (94% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Rear lamps (52% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 8.5% fail on Registration plate lamp (37% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Stop lamp (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamps (27% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.073% fail on Headlamp levelling device (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.010% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Direction indicators (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Flashing type (79% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.45% fail on Side repeaters (38% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Individual lamps (94% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on All direction indicators (90% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Battery (35% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Fog lamp (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (97% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Horn (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.021% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.010% fail on Lamp
      • 0.010% fail on Switch
    • 0.010% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 22% fail on Suspension (15% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Condition (84% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 4.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.81% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
      • 0.010% fail on Presence
    • 3.6% fail on Coil springs (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Condition (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Location
    • 2.6% fail on Shock absorbers (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Condition (89% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Front suspension joints (52% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Prescribed areas (80% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Component mounting (98% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.042% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Trailing arms (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Wheel bearings (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Front
      • 0.042% fail on Rear (95% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Drive shafts (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Front drive shafts (88% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Constant velocity joints (88% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.010% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.010% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.25% fail on Radius arms (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
      • 0.010% fail on Condition
    • 0.073% fail on Macpherson strut (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Condition (69% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.073% fail on Sub-frames (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 0.062% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.042% fail on Condition
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.021% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.010% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.010% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.010% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 9.9% fail on Tyres (13% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Tread depth (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
  • 9.9% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Hub components (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Brake pads (73% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Brake discs (34% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.010% fail on Brake linings
    • 4.4% fail on Brake performance (36% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake performance (30% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Rear wheels (61% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake imbalance (42% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.12% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.83% fail on Hydraulic systems (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Components (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Hoses (53% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.062% fail on Pipes (98% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Leaks
      • 0.093% fail on Operation
      • 0.010% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.65% fail on Electronic stability system (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on ABS (77% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake (86% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.083% fail on Pedal
        • 0.042% fail on Condition
        • 0.042% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.042% fail on Mechanical components (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Cable (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.010% fail on Components
        • 0.010% fail on Servos
  • 5.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (27% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers (38% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers (19% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.23% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.021% fail on Bonnet (88% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 4.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (19% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.90% fail on Emissions (56% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested (40% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Fuel system (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on System (63% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pipe
      • 0.010% fail on Tank
      • 0.010% fail on Cap
  • 2.7% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.5% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.4% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.021% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.95% fail on Prescribed areas (66% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Requirements
      • 0.010% fail on Attachment
      • 0.010% fail on Installation check
        • 0.010% fail on Belt(s)/padding
  • 1.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (26% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Body condition (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Vehicle structure (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Chassis (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Doors (48% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.052% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers
    • 0.021% fail on Body security
    • 0.021% fail on Seats (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Drivers
    • 0.010% fail on Spare wheel
  • 0.87% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.87% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.66% fail on Road Wheels (47% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Attachment (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.010% fail on Condition
  • 0.56% fail on Steering (86% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Steering system (88% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Track rod end (94% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Steering rack (93% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Power steering (68% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Operation
      • 0.062% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.010% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.010% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.010% fail on Towbars
    • 0.010% fail on Vehicle structure
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