Mazda 3 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
79.1% pass rate
from 8,584 tests in 2020
(0.81% worse than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 8.2% fail on Suspension (130% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Springs (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Coil springs (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 6.5% fail on Coil spring (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage ball joints (91% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (62% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Ball joint (160% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Ball joint dust cover (68% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (12 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.012% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.76% fail on Shock absorbers (54% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Suspension arms (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint (82% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Ball joint dust cover (11% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Pins and bushes (93% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings (11% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Other suspension component (13% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (21 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.012% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 5.9% fail on Brakes (45% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (46% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Brake linings and pads (67% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Brake pads (67% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.64% fail on Brake discs and drums (11% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Brake discs (11% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.012% fail on Lever
    • 1.1% fail on Brake performance (12% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance (5.6% worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.77% fail on Rbt (7.9% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.55% fail on Service brake performance (8.8% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.23% fail on Service brake imbalance (69% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (46% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Rbt (sp) (43% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance (45% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Rbt (55% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.082% fail on Parking brake performance (49% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Plate brake tester (3 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking brake performance (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (39% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.082% fail on Rbt (sp) (36% better than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.082% fail on Service brake imbalance (3.5% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.69% fail on Rigid brake pipes (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (82% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Hand lever (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Pedal
    • 0.12% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (21% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Electronic stability control (1.5% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Anti-lock braking system (62% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.047% fail on Flexible brake hoses (5.3% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (32% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres (18% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition (9.8% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (29% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Size/type (57% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 3.5% fail on Visibility (12% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers (12% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Washers (60% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Condition of glass (34% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Windscreen (36% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.058% fail on Driver's view (23% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on View to rear (59% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Mirrors (58% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (67% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (33% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (83% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Headlamps (73% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Headlamp (94% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Headlamp levelling device (38% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (76% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (70% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Rear fog lamp (70% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Rear fog lamp (69% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Switch
    • 0.058% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Side repeaters (85% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.047% fail on Stop lamp (97% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.012% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.012% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.012% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.012% fail on Horn
  • 0.42% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (63% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Exhaust emissions (61% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Compression ignition (52% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (47% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (57% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Emissions not tested (5.2% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.19% fail on Spark ignition (69% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (69% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Catalyst emissions (73% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.21% fail on Body, chassis, structure (83% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Body (87% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Panel (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Other body component (17% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Bumpers (8.1% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Transmission (92% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Joints (91% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.023% fail on Fuel system (69% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Tank
      • 0.012% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.012% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.012% fail on Doors
      • 0.012% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.012% fail on Door condition
    • 0.012% fail on Undertray
  • 0.13% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (63% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Seat belts (26% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (27% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Requirements
  • 0.12% fail on Identification of the vehicle (46% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plates (46% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.12% fail on Road Wheels (48% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Attachment (52% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.035% fail on Condition (34% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.082% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Steering linkage components (83% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Track rod end (82% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Electronic power steering
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