Mazda 323 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
53.9% pass rate
from 349 tests in 2020
(16% worse than other 1998 cars)
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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 323 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Suspension (41% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (63% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Suspension arms (63% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Ball joint (65% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Suspension arm (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Pins and bushes (43% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (99% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (17% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.29% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.4% fail on Shock absorbers (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Wheel bearings (34% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Springs (64% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Coil springs (59% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Coil spring (58% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Other suspension component (20% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 17% fail on Body, chassis, structure (65% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 11% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 11% fail on Drive shafts (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 11% fail on Joints (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.29% fail on Joints
    • 3.7% fail on Exhaust system (11% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Chassis (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Chassis condition (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure (7.0% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (5.6% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Fuel system (3.4% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Tank
      • 0.29% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.57% fail on Body (47% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Panel
      • 0.29% fail on Other body component
    • 0.57% fail on Floor (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Seats
      • 0.29% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (13% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim (59% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp aim (64% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 5.2% fail on Stop lamp (28% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamps (48% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp (53% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 2.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (63% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Direction indicators (76% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Flashing type (76% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Individual direction indicators (63% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Electrical equipment (52% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Battery(ies) (23% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 13% fail on Brakes (8.2% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance (22% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (58% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (33% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (36% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (80% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake imbalance (15% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (32% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (37% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (68% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.57% fail on Service brake imbalance (13% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake performance (75% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (82% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (82% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 0.29% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake performance not tested (55% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (18% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (0.50% better than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads (0.73% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (49% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (55% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (24% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Anti-lock braking system (30% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (3 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake control (56% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Lever (56% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Rigid brake pipes (79% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 9.2% fail on Visibility (29% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Wipers (80% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (33% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on View to rear (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Mirrors (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Driver's view
  • 8.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (5.4% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (3.6% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Spark ignition (13% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (19% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested (6.9% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Fluid leaks (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Engine oil leaks (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
  • 6.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (51% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Seat belts (91% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Airbags
      • 0.29% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.29% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres (2.8% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Condition (30% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth (22% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
  • 2.0% fail on Steering (46% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components (6.5% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Track rod end (7.9% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.57% fail on Identification of the vehicle (40% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Registration plates (39% better than other 1998 cars)
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.29% fail on Attachment

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