Mazda 323 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
47.1% pass rate
from 989 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 323 is unusually good or bad.

  • 29% fail on Suspension (63% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 17% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 13% fail on Anti-roll bars (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (70% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.71% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage
      • 0.30% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.30% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.8% fail on Suspension arms (55% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (54% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Sub-frames (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.61% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.10% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.40% fail on Springs (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Coil springs (94% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.10% fail on Mounting
      • 0.20% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.20% fail on Shock absorbers (86% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
  • 18% fail on Brakes (22% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (50% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Rbt (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 5.1% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (66% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 2.8% fail on Parking brake performance (88% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (76% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.40% fail on Rbt (sp) (76% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.40% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.30% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.8% fail on Mechanical brake components (70% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Brake pads (96% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.40% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.40% fail on Cable
    • 3.3% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.3% fail on Anti-lock braking system (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.61% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.61% fail on Lever
    • 0.51% fail on Rigid brake pipes (88% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.30% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.10% fail on Brake fluid
  • 13% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamps (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp (66% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.51% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.30% fail on Direction indicators (88% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Flashing type (88% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Individual direction indicators (88% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.30% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.20% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.10% fail on Horn
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Chassis condition (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Body (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Panel (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Other body component (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Body condition
    • 0.91% fail on Exhaust system (76% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Transmission (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Drive shafts (77% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.81% fail on Joints (77% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.10% fail on Joints
    • 0.71% fail on Doors
      • 0.71% fail on Front passenger's door (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Door condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Floor (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.10% fail on Pipe
    • 0.10% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.10% fail on Seats
      • 0.10% fail on Passenger's seat
  • 9.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Airbags
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 9.3% fail on Tyres
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (51% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Size/type
  • 8.2% fail on Visibility
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.1% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on View to rear
      • 0.40% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.30% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.10% fail on Driver's view
  • 7.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 6.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 5.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Catalyst emissions (68% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.61% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.40% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.10% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.91% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.71% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (65% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components (65% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.40% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Operation
      • 0.20% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.10% fail on Other components
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates

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