Mazda 3 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
80.7% pass rate
from 5,335 tests in 2017
(21% better than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (31% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.037% fail on Rear lamps (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (39% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (29% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Headlamps (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Headlamp (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.019% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 0.39% fail on Rear reflectors (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.11% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.019% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.019% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Direction indicators (89% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Flashing type (89% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Individual lamps (88% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Side repeaters (88% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.037% fail on Battery
    • 0.037% fail on Horn
    • 0.019% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.019% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.019% fail on Switch
  • 5.6% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.075% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.037% fail on Size/type
  • 4.6% fail on Brakes
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs (66% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.86% fail on Parking brake performance (79% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.43% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.41% fail on Brake imbalance (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.019% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.075% fail on Components (70% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Hoses
      • 0.056% fail on Leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.075% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.056% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.037% fail on Lever (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage
    • 0.056% fail on ABS
    • 0.037% fail on Restricted movement
  • 4.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.6% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.056% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.6% fail on Suspension (54% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (95% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (54% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage condition (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.019% fail on Condition
    • 0.62% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on Suspension arms (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (55% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (94% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.11% fail on Front
      • 0.019% fail on Rear
    • 0.13% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Front drive shafts (75% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Constant velocity joints (75% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.019% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 0.41% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.41% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.30% fail on Steering (46% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.11% fail on Steering system (76% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Track rod end (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.019% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.17% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.056% fail on Condition
  • 0.11% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (73% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.075% fail on Condition
      • 0.019% fail on Requirements
    • 0.019% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.075% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (69% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Body condition
    • 0.019% fail on Doors
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers
    • 0.019% fail on Seats
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers
  • 0.056% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (94% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Emissions
    • 0.019% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.019% fail on System
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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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