Mazda 3 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
77.3% pass rate
from 8,741 tests in 2017
(22% better than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (31% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Rear lamps (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (52% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Headlamps (63% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Headlamp (67% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.057% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.011% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.034% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.011% fail on Matched pair
    • 0.24% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Battery
    • 0.10% fail on Direction indicators (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Flashing type (93% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.057% fail on Side repeaters (89% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Individual lamps (96% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.011% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.080% fail on Rear fog lamp (78% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Fog lamp (77% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.011% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.011% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 6.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Valve stem (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.057% fail on Size/type
  • 4.5% fail on Brakes (20% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.25% fail on Brake discs (54% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.3% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Rear wheels (44% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.37% fail on Parking brake performance (51% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.011% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.011% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.48% fail on ABS (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Components (70% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Hoses
        • 0.023% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.057% fail on Leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.023% fail on Operation
    • 0.011% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.011% fail on Pedal
        • 0.011% fail on Condition
    • 0.011% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.011% fail on Lever
  • 4.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.16% fail on Windscreen (50% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.011% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.1% fail on Suspension (49% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.011% fail on Attachment
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (36% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (45% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage condition (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment
    • 0.39% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Condition (88% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.22% fail on Drive shafts (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Front drive shafts (71% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Constant velocity joints (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Wheel bearings (82% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on Front (68% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Trailing arms (81% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.023% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.011% fail on Condition
      • 0.011% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.011% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.011% fail on Suspension unit
  • 0.49% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.49% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.42% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Exhaust system (77% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Emissions
    • 0.080% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.034% fail on Fuel system (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on System
  • 0.27% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Steering system (74% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.080% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Steering rack (73% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.011% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.034% fail on Power steering
      • 0.011% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.011% fail on Operation
      • 0.011% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 0.023% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.21% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.092% fail on Seats
      • 0.092% fail on Drivers
    • 0.080% fail on Body condition
    • 0.034% fail on Engine mountings
  • 0.13% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (77% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Seat belts (75% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Condition (71% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.057% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.057% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (77% better than other 2010 cars)
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  • Mazda 3 (2009 - 2013)
    Stylish looks. Excellent steering and handling. Good quality interior. Impressive 2.2-litre chain cam diesel engine. Facelifted for 2012 and even better.

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