Mazda 3 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
71.1% pass rate
from 6,230 tests in 2020
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.

  • 9.6% fail on Suspension (13% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Suspension arms (98% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.080% fail on Pins and bushes (93% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (68% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.32% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.032% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.032% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.016% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.016% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers (52% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Springs (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Coil springs (87% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Coil spring (88% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Mounting
    • 0.30% fail on Other suspension component (89% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.016% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.016% fail on Macpherson strut
    • 0.016% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.016% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 9.1% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (15% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Position lamps (41% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Position lamp (43% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (28% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (43% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (41% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.016% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.39% fail on Reversing lamps (99% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Reversing lamps (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Rear reflectors (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Direction indicators (94% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Flashing type (94% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.064% fail on Side repeaters (89% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.016% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.048% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (87% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.048% fail on Electrical equipment (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.016% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.016% fail on Horn
    • 0.016% fail on Daytime running lamps
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.048% fail on Size/type
  • 5.0% fail on Brakes (17% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (21% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.56% fail on Brake discs and drums (37% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Brake discs (37% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.064% fail on Lever (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.95% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.95% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.63% fail on Service brake performance (50% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.63% fail on Rbt (49% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake performance (52% better than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.18% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.56% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.55% fail on Rbt
          • 0.50% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.048% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.016% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.016% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.18% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.18% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.080% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.69% fail on Parking brake control (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.29% fail on Hand lever (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.096% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.096% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.096% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.048% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.048% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.016% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 4.9% fail on Visibility
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.080% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.080% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.048% fail on View to rear
      • 0.048% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.032% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.6% fail on Spark ignition (46% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Catalyst emissions (60% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.096% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.032% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.032% fail on Catalytic converter (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.29% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.096% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.048% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.032% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.016% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.016% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.016% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.11% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.080% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.032% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.032% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.032% fail on Undertray
  • 0.69% fail on Body, chassis, structure (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Exhaust system (70% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Joints (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Belts
    • 0.096% fail on Body
      • 0.096% fail on Other body component
    • 0.048% fail on Seats
      • 0.048% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.048% fail on Undertray
    • 0.032% fail on Doors
      • 0.016% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition
      • 0.016% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.016% fail on Door condition
    • 0.016% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.016% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.016% fail on Bumpers
  • 0.51% fail on Steering (58% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Power steering (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Operation (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.032% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.18% fail on Steering linkage components (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.064% fail on Track rod end (93% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.016% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.016% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.016% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.016% fail on Steering play
      • 0.016% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.29% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment
    • 0.016% fail on Condition
  • 0.22% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (58% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (63% better than other 2011 cars)
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