Mazda 323 MOT Results

Registered in 1998
50.8% pass rate
from 445 tests in 2020
(17% 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.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (40% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 10% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (93% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (98% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.90% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.45% fail on Linkage
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 4.5% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.90% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.67% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.45% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 2.0% fail on Springs
      • 2.0% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.45% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.45% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.45% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.22% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.22% fail on Ball joint
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamps (98% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Headlamp (100% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 6.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.67% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.22% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.90% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.90% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.90% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.90% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.67% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.22% fail on Horn
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 11% fail on Brake performance
      • 6.3% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 1998 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 2.7% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.90% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.90% fail on Rbt
          • 0.90% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.8% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.8% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.45% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.45% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.8% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.67% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.90% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.45% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.45% fail on Lever
    • 0.22% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.22% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.22% fail on Brake fluid
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (41% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 1998 cars)
      • 8.1% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 7.9% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 1998 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Drive shaft
      • 0.22% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.22% fail on Joints
    • 4.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Chassis
      • 2.0% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.90% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.22% fail on Tank
    • 0.45% fail on Body
      • 0.22% fail on Panel
      • 0.22% fail on Other body component
    • 0.45% fail on Seats
      • 0.45% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.22% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.22% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.22% fail on Cabs
      • 0.22% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 7.6% fail on Tyres
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth (79% worse than other 1998 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
  • 7.4% fail on Visibility
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.45% fail on View to rear
      • 0.45% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.22% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.22% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.22% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.22% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 7.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 7.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 6.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.22% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.22% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.22% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 4.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 3.8% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.4% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.45% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.0% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.22% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.45% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.45% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering
      • 0.22% fail on Rams
  • 0.90% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.90% fail on Registration plates

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