Mazda 323 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
46.6% pass rate
from 1,731 tests in 2017
(10% 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.

  • 32% fail on Suspension (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 19% fail on Prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 17% fail on Component mounting (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Subframe mounting (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Spring mounting (15 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 13% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 11% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.40% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment
    • 2.7% fail on Suspension arms (41% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (40% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.58% fail on Front
      • 0.58% fail on Rear
    • 1.2% fail on Drive shafts (70% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front drive shafts (70% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (71% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Couplings
    • 0.35% fail on Shock absorbers (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Condition (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.23% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.17% fail on Condition
    • 0.12% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.058% fail on Condition
      • 0.058% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.058% fail on General condition
    • 0.058% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.058% fail on Location
    • 0.058% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.058% fail on Attachment
  • 20% fail on Brakes (23% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (55% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Parking brake performance (45% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Rear wheels (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Front wheels (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake imbalance (88% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.058% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.058% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.1% fail on Hub components (59% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Brake pads (79% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.46% fail on Brake calipers (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on ABS (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Components (71% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pipes (73% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Hoses (74% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.058% fail on Servos
      • 0.64% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Leaks
      • 0.058% fail on Operation
    • 1.4% fail on Restricted movement (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.64% fail on Condition
      • 0.058% fail on Fitment
    • 0.29% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.12% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.12% fail on Cable
    • 0.058% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.058% fail on Leaks
  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (28% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 6.4% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.23% fail on Rear lamps (88% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Headlamp aim (40% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (52% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp (59% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Battery
    • 0.40% fail on Direction indicators (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Flashing type (85% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Individual lamps (87% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (78% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.17% fail on Rear fog lamp (89% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.058% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Horn (73% better than other 2003 cars)
  • 11% fail on Tyres
    • 6.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 4.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.058% fail on Size/type
  • 9.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.5% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Requirements
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.058% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 8.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.5% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (33% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.35% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.12% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Body condition (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Vehicle structure (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Chassis (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Doors
      • 0.23% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.058% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.17% fail on Body security
    • 0.12% fail on Seats
      • 0.12% fail on Passengers
    • 0.058% fail on Engine mountings
  • 2.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust system (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions (67% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.058% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.058% fail on Cap
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (75% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Steering system (81% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Track rod end (75% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on Free play
        • 0.058% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.058% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.40% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.058% fail on Operation
      • 0.058% fail on Other components
    • 0.058% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.40% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.40% fail on Attachment
  • 0.12% fail on Towbars
    • 0.12% fail on Vehicle structure

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