Mazda 3 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
82.9% pass rate
from 10,636 tests in 2020
(18% worse than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.0% fail on Suspension (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Springs (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Coil springs (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Coil spring (5 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Shock absorbers (86% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Anti-roll bars (39% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.085% fail on Linkage (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (21% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint (27% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage ball joints (65% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.0094% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.047% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Pins and bushes (85% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint (82% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.028% fail on Wheel bearings (54% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0094% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.0094% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 4.6% fail on Brakes (80% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (96% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Brake pads (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs and drums (18% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs (19% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (47% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Lever (200% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Brake performance (40% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Service brake performance (94% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.61% fail on Rbt (89% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.48% fail on Service brake performance (84% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Plate brake tester (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (38% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Rbt (sp) (35% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (23% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Rbt (sp) (16% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.047% fail on Service brake imbalance (31% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Brake performance not tested (0.42% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Parking brake performance (73% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Rbt (72% better than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Parking brake performance (67% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Parking brake control (77% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Lever (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Rigid brake pipes (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (40% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Hand lever (140% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Flexible brake hoses (27% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (10% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (32% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0094% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.0094% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.0094% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.0094% fail on Electronic stability control
  • 4.4% fail on Visibility (13% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers (30% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Driver's view (78% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Condition of glass (6.2% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Windscreen (5.1% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on View to rear (42% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Mirrors (45% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 3.0% fail on Tyres (20% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (5.8% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Tread depth (35% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Size/type (63% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (46% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp aim (25% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.33% fail on Headlamps (44% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp (80% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp levelling device (0.83% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Direction indicators (60% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Flashing type (60% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.085% fail on Side repeaters (65% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Individual direction indicators (54% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.094% fail on Stop lamp (82% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (70% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (62% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Switch
    • 0.038% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (7 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (8 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Electrical equipment (76% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.0094% fail on Horn
    • 0.0094% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.0094% fail on Position lamp
  • 0.18% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (70% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Exhaust emissions (70% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Spark ignition (65% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Catalyst emissions (39% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (82% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.056% fail on Compression ignition (77% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0094% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0094% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.0094% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.0094% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.0094% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.15% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (38% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Seat belts (3.9% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition (11% worse than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Body, chassis, structure (69% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Exhaust system (73% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Fuel system (15% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device (31% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Tank
    • 0.028% fail on Bumpers (40% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Body (34% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Other body component (21% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Panel
    • 0.0094% fail on Transmission
      • 0.0094% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.0094% fail on Joints
  • 0.10% fail on Identification of the vehicle (46% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Registration plates (46% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.056% fail on Road Wheels (63% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Attachment (65% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.028% fail on Steering (84% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.028% fail on Steering linkage components (79% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0094% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.0094% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.0094% fail on Locking devices
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