Mazda 3 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
90.3% pass rate
from 7,486 tests in 2017
(32% better 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.

  • 3.1% fail on Brakes (41% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components (50% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads (56% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.040% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.75% fail on Brake performance (43% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Rear wheels (110% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.11% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.094% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.027% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.27% fail on Parking brake (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.080% fail on Electronic stability system (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.027% fail on Leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Operation
      • 0.013% fail on Components
        • 0.013% fail on Hoses
    • 0.013% fail on ABS
  • 2.6% fail on Tyres (45% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Condition (39% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.67% fail on Tread depth (63% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 1.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (62% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (48% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamps (65% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Headlamp (94% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.013% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.15% fail on Registration plate lamp (81% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Position lamps (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Front lamps (86% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.094% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.094% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.027% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.067% fail on Direction indicators (79% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Flashing type (79% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.027% fail on Side repeaters (90% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.013% fail on Horn
  • 1.8% fail on Driver's view of the road (47% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wipers (44% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Washers (63% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.067% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.2% fail on Suspension (35% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Coil springs (120% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.040% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage condition
    • 0.027% fail on Suspension arms (81% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (80% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.027% fail on Front
    • 0.013% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.013% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.013% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.013% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.013% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.013% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 0.17% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.027% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.027% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.16% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.16% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.080% fail on Attachment
    • 0.053% fail on Condition
  • 0.11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (60% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Emissions
    • 0.027% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.013% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.013% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.013% fail on Cap
  • 0.040% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.013% fail on Body condition
    • 0.013% fail on Doors
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.013% fail on Seats
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers
  • 0.027% fail on Steering
    • 0.027% fail on Steering system
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.013% fail on Track rod end
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