Mazda 323 MOT Results

Registered in 1999
49.8% pass rate
from 658 tests in 2020
(11% worse than other 1999 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 1999 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 323 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (54% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 14% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (3 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 9.9% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (90% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.3% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.2% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.91% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.46% fail on Suspension arm
    • 2.7% fail on Shock absorbers (130% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.91% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.46% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.15% fail on Springs
      • 0.15% fail on Torsion bars
        • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket
    • 0.15% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.15% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 5.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.91% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 4.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.6% fail on Individual direction indicators (120% worse than other 1999 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.46% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Switch
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.30% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.15% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.15% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 6.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.61% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.15% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (170% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (180% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 2.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.4% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.15% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.46% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.46% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.30% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.15% fail on Lever
        • 0.15% fail on Pivot
    • 2.0% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.2% fail on Lever (160% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.15% fail on Pedal
      • 0.15% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.15% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.15% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.15% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.15% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.15% fail on Actuating linkage mounting
  • 9.0% fail on Visibility
    • 5.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.91% fail on View to rear
      • 0.76% fail on Mirrors
      • 0.15% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.46% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.30% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.7% fail on Chassis
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis condition
    • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.5% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.2% fail on Transmission (64% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (66% better than other 1999 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Joints (66% better than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.15% fail on Joints
    • 0.61% fail on Body
      • 0.30% fail on Panel
      • 0.30% fail on Other body component
    • 0.46% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.15% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Bracket
    • 0.15% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.15% fail on Door condition
  • 8.5% fail on Tyres (48% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 1999 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 6.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.4% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.91% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Non catalyst emissions
    • 0.15% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 5.8% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.7% fail on Seat belts
      • 4.4% fail on Prescribed areas (74% worse than other 1999 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.8% fail on Steering (55% better than other 1999 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.46% fail on Power steering
      • 0.30% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.91% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.91% fail on Registration plates

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