Mazda 323 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
47.0% pass rate
from 553 tests in 2017
(16% worse than other 1997 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 323 is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Suspension (59% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 11% fail on Prescribed areas (72% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 11% fail on Component mounting (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 10% fail on Drive shafts (170% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 10% fail on Front drive shafts (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 10% fail on Constant velocity joints (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage condition (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment
    • 4.2% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.90% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.7% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Location
    • 2.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.36% fail on Condition (11 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.36% fail on Condition (22 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.18% fail on Front
  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (82% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 5.6% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.90% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.18% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.5% fail on Headlamp
    • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
    • 0.90% fail on Direction indicators (67% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Flashing type (67% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.36% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.54% fail on Rear fog lamp (75% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Fog lamp (82% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.18% fail on Switch
    • 0.36% fail on Horn
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.6% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.2% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.54% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 5.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 5.8% fail on Components
        • 3.1% fail on Hoses
        • 2.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.18% fail on Cylinders
    • 3.1% fail on Hub components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.18% fail on Brake back plates
      • 0.18% fail on Brake calipers
    • 0.54% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
    • 0.36% fail on ABS
    • 0.18% fail on Restricted movement
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.3% fail on Emissions
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.54% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.36% fail on Cap
      • 0.18% fail on Hose
  • 9.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 7.8% fail on Wipers (52% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (57% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.18% fail on Mirrors
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
    • 0.18% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 5.6% fail on Seat belts
      • 5.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.54% fail on Condition
    • 0.18% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.18% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 4.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.4% fail on Body condition
    • 2.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.2% fail on Chassis
    • 0.36% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers other
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.9% fail on Steering system
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.18% fail on Power steering
      • 0.18% fail on Operation
  • 1.8% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.18% fail on Attachment

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