Mazda 3 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
83.6% pass rate
from 5,436 tests in 2020
(29% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 3.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (49% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.037% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.63% fail on Stop lamp (63% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Reversing lamps (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Reversing lamps (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Reversing lamp switch
    • 0.39% fail on Position lamps (52% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Position lamp (55% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.35% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (65% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamps (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.018% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.055% fail on Direction indicators (91% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Flashing type (91% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Side repeaters (90% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.037% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Rear fog lamp (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.018% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.018% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 3.7% fail on Visibility
    • 2.2% fail on Wipers
    • 1.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.055% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.055% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.018% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.018% fail on View to rear
      • 0.018% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.7% fail on Brakes (37% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (36% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (31% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Brake pads (30% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Brake discs and drums (74% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Brake discs (74% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Brake performance (31% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.75% fail on Rbt
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.22% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.018% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.074% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.074% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (91% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.037% fail on Rbt (sp) (91% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.018% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.018% fail on Rbt
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.074% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.055% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.037% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.055% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.055% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.037% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.037% fail on Pedal
    • 0.018% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.018% fail on Lever
    • 0.018% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.018% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.018% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.018% fail on Other components
  • 2.4% fail on Suspension (43% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.092% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.055% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Linkage ball joints (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.055% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.037% fail on Anti-roll bar (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.018% fail on Linkage
    • 0.22% fail on Springs (88% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Coil spring (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.11% fail on Shock absorbers (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 0.52% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (55% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Exhaust emissions (59% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.13% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.055% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.20% fail on Spark ignition (67% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.074% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.037% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.037% fail on Undertray
    • 0.037% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.037% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.33% fail on Body, chassis, structure (73% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Transmission (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Joints (80% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Body
      • 0.074% fail on Other body component
    • 0.055% fail on Exhaust system (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Undertray
    • 0.037% fail on Doors
      • 0.018% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition
      • 0.018% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.018% fail on Door condition
    • 0.018% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.018% fail on Seats
      • 0.018% fail on Driver's seat
  • 0.22% fail on Steering (65% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Steering linkage components (83% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.092% fail on Power steering (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Operation (11 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.018% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.018% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.018% fail on Steering coupling
      • 0.018% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.018% fail on Condition
  • 0.13% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (68% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.074% fail on Condition
      • 0.018% fail on Requirements
    • 0.037% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plates
Read the Honest John Review

  • 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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