Mazda 3 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
87.8% pass rate
from 11,140 tests in 2020
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.

  • 3.6% fail on Brakes (77% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (97% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Brake linings (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.24% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.0090% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.0090% fail on Lever
    • 0.66% fail on Brake performance (56% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Rbt (110% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.0090% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.0090% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.081% fail on Brake performance not tested (170% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.072% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.027% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.027% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.018% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.0090% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.018% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.018% fail on Rbt
          • 0.018% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.14% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.14% fail on Lever
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever (150% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.0090% fail on Pedal
    • 0.036% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.027% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.018% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.018% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.0090% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres (28% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.93% fail on Tread depth (45% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Size/type
    • 0.018% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.5% fail on Visibility
    • 1.9% fail on Wipers
    • 0.50% fail on Washers (41% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.027% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.027% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.027% fail on View to rear
      • 0.027% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (35% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.0090% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.37% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Headlamp (80% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.072% fail on Direction indicators (77% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Flashing type (77% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0090% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.0090% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.063% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.018% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.018% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.018% fail on Horn
      • 0.0090% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.036% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (87% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Position lamps (90% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Position lamp (89% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.018% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (88% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Rear fog lamp (88% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on Rear fog lamp (88% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.0090% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.0090% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.0090% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 2.0% fail on Suspension (2 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Springs (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring (9 times worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Shock absorbers (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.036% fail on Suspension arms (76% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.018% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0090% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.0090% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.036% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.0090% fail on Linkage
      • 0.0090% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0090% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.0090% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.018% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 0.14% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (63% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Exhaust emissions (65% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.072% fail on Spark ignition (62% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.036% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.027% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.0090% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.054% fail on Compression ignition (69% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.018% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.0090% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.0090% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.0090% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.018% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.018% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (52% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.036% fail on Body
      • 0.018% fail on Panel
      • 0.018% fail on Other body component
    • 0.027% fail on Transmission
      • 0.027% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.027% fail on Joints
    • 0.0090% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.0090% fail on Doors
      • 0.0090% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.0090% fail on Door condition
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.072% fail on Condition
    • 0.063% fail on Attachment
  • 0.12% fail on Identification of the vehicle (51% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plates (51% better than other 2016 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
  • 0.027% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.018% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.0090% fail on Other components
        • 0.0090% fail on Steering linkage
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