Mazda 3 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
84.6% pass rate
from 4,682 tests in 2017
(26% better than other 2012 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 6.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.5% fail on Condition (23% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.043% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.043% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (52% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.85% fail on Position lamps (42% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.043% fail on Rear lamps (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plate lamp (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Stop lamp (69% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamps (89% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp (88% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.064% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.064% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.064% fail on Direction indicators (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Flashing type (92% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Side repeaters (89% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.021% fail on Battery
    • 0.021% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 2.5% fail on Brakes (35% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Hub components (39% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake pads (38% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Brake discs (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.88% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.41% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.19% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Rear wheels (70% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.043% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.021% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.064% fail on Leaks
      • 0.043% fail on Components
        • 0.021% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.021% fail on Pipes
      • 0.021% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.043% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.021% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.021% fail on Lever
    • 0.021% fail on ABS
  • 1.2% fail on Suspension (68% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.60% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.26% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.19% fail on Suspension arms (64% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Shock absorbers (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Condition (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.11% fail on Front
    • 0.085% fail on Drive shafts (75% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Front drive shafts (74% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Constant velocity joints (74% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Condition (97% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.021% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 0.28% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.28% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.19% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.085% fail on Condition
  • 0.13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (80% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Emissions
    • 0.021% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.021% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.021% fail on System
    • 0.021% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.11% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.085% fail on Power steering
      • 0.085% fail on Operation (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.085% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (76% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.064% fail on Condition
    • 0.021% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.021% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.085% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.085% fail on Body condition
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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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