Mazda 323 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
45.8% pass rate
from 771 tests in 2017
(16% worse than other 1998 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 1998 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 323 is unusually good or bad.

  • 31% fail on Suspension (54% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 11% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front drive shafts (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 11% fail on Constant velocity joints (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Couplings (9 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 10.0% fail on Prescribed areas (51% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 9.5% fail on Component mounting (80% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 9.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (170% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (200% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage condition (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 3.5% fail on Shock absorbers (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 2.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 2.3% fail on Condition
      • 0.26% fail on Location
    • 2.3% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.52% fail on Wheel bearings (69% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Front
      • 0.13% fail on Rear
    • 0.39% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.39% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment
    • 0.26% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.13% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 26% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (18% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (63% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Stop lamp (52% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.4% fail on Front lamps (55% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps (54% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Headlamp (60% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.3% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.3% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.9% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.26% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.65% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.65% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.26% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.13% fail on Switch
    • 0.52% fail on Battery
    • 0.26% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.26% fail on Horn
    • 0.26% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 8.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (50% better than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 6.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 6.1% fail on Components
        • 3.9% fail on Hoses (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Pipes
        • 0.13% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.13% fail on Servos
      • 0.26% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.26% fail on Leaks
    • 2.5% fail on ABS
    • 1.7% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.52% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.13% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.65% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.65% fail on Condition
    • 0.39% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.13% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
        • 0.13% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.13% fail on Restricted movement
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (30% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 9.3% fail on Emissions (43% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Exhaust system (59% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.52% fail on Cap
      • 0.13% fail on Pipe
    • 0.65% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 10% fail on Tyres (41% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Tread depth (59% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Valve stem
  • 7.4% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (50% better than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.26% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
  • 7.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 6.4% fail on Seat belts (45% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Prescribed areas (68% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.78% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.13% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.3% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis
    • 1.8% fail on Body condition
    • 0.26% fail on Doors
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.13% fail on Passengers other
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.6% fail on Steering system
      • 2.5% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.26% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.13% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.13% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
  • 1.3% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.3% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.13% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.13% fail on Attachment

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