Mazda 3 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
85.6% pass rate
from 4,566 tests in 2017
(15% 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.

  • 5.5% fail on Tyres (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth (36% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Size/type
    • 0.022% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.3% fail on Driver's view of the road (25% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers (36% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.022% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.3% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (48% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.44% fail on Position lamps (55% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Front lamps (61% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.37% fail on Registration plate lamp (71% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Stop lamp (67% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Headlamps (92% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Headlamp (93% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.022% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.044% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.044% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.022% fail on Battery
    • 0.022% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.022% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.022% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.022% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.022% fail on Switch
    • 0.022% fail on Horn
  • 1.9% fail on Brakes (34% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components (41% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake pads (40% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.022% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.022% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.70% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.48% fail on Front wheels (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.066% fail on Rear wheels (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.066% fail on Components
        • 0.044% fail on Hoses
        • 0.022% fail on Pipes
      • 0.044% fail on Leaks
    • 0.044% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.022% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.022% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 0.022% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.022% fail on Pedal
        • 0.022% fail on Anti-slip
  • 0.37% fail on Suspension (77% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.088% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.066% fail on Front
      • 0.022% fail on Rear
    • 0.044% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.022% fail on Condition
    • 0.022% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.022% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.022% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 0.31% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.044% fail on Condition
  • 0.13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (68% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Emissions
    • 0.044% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.044% fail on Cap
    • 0.044% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.11% fail on Steering
    • 0.066% fail on Power steering
      • 0.066% fail on Operation (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Steering system
      • 0.022% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.022% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.044% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.044% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.044% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.044% fail on Body condition
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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