Mazda 323 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
49.2% pass rate
from 634 tests in 2020
(11% worse than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 323 is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (59% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 15% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Linkage
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 11% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.5% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.63% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.63% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.63% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.63% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.47% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.16% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.32% fail on Springs (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Coil spring (87% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.16% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.16% fail on Axles
      • 0.16% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.16% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.16% fail on Suspension unit
  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.8% fail on Headlamps (52% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.79% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.2% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.2% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.8% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.32% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.16% fail on Side repeaters
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.2% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.47% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.47% fail on Battery(ies)
    • 0.16% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.16% fail on Switch
    • 0.16% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.16% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 7.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.16% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.32% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (87% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 2.8% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.79% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.79% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.7% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.47% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.47% fail on Lever
    • 0.32% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.16% fail on Pedal
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.16% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.16% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 10% fail on Spark ignition
        • 8.8% fail on Catalyst emissions (51% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.95% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.47% fail on Non catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (85% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.47% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 9.5% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.1% fail on Chassis
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.95% fail on Body
      • 0.47% fail on Panel
      • 0.47% fail on Other body component
    • 0.63% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.32% fail on Tank
      • 0.16% fail on Pipe
      • 0.16% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.63% fail on Doors
      • 0.32% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.32% fail on Door condition
      • 0.32% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.32% fail on Door condition
    • 0.32% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.32% fail on Transmission (92% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Drive shafts (91% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Joints (91% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Cabs
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 9.3% fail on Tyres (51% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Tread depth (59% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.32% fail on Size/type
  • 8.7% fail on Visibility
    • 5.0% fail on Wipers
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.63% fail on Bonnet (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on View to rear
      • 0.47% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.16% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.16% fail on Windscreen
  • 7.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (74% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Prescribed areas (160% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
      • 0.16% fail on Requirements
    • 1.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.16% fail on Airbags
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.16% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 2.1% fail on Steering (51% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.47% fail on Power steering
      • 0.32% fail on Other components
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.16% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.16% fail on Steering box
  • 0.63% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.63% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.32% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.16% fail on Condition
    • 0.16% fail on Attachment

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