Mazda 5 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
48.9% pass rate
from 1,015 tests in 2017
(14% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Suspension (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Suspension arms (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Condition
    • 7.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (48% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.39% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment
    • 6.1% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.6% fail on Condition
      • 0.099% fail on Location
    • 3.3% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.3% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.3% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.099% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.099% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.5% fail on Trailing arms (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Attachment
    • 2.1% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 2.0% fail on Prescribed areas (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Component mounting (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Spring mounting
      • 0.099% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.49% fail on Radius arms (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Front
    • 0.30% fail on Bonded suspension (8 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.099% fail on Condition
      • 0.099% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.1% fail on Position lamps (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.7% fail on Front lamps (74% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Rear lamps
    • 6.1% fail on Headlamps (41% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Headlamp (42% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.099% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.099% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.099% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.3% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.39% fail on Battery
    • 0.20% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.20% fail on Direction indicators (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Flashing type (93% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Individual lamps (90% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Horn
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.099% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.099% fail on Lamp
  • 14% fail on Tyres (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 8.2% fail on Condition (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.099% fail on Valve stem
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Emissions (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Exhaust system (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road (36% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Wipers (67% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.49% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.20% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.099% fail on Bonnet
  • 10% fail on Brakes (22% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Hub components (59% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Brake pads (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.20% fail on Brake calipers
    • 4.1% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.39% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.39% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (72% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Components (75% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.49% fail on Hoses
        • 0.39% fail on Reservoirs (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.099% fail on Operation
    • 0.49% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.20% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.20% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
        • 0.20% fail on Condition
    • 0.20% fail on ABS
  • 3.6% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.5% fail on Seat belts (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Condition (200% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.69% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.30% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Attachment
      • 0.099% fail on Installation check
        • 0.099% fail on Belt(s)/padding
    • 1.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 1.2% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 1.6% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.79% fail on Body condition
    • 0.39% fail on Doors
      • 0.39% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.30% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.30% fail on Chassis
    • 0.099% fail on Seats
      • 0.099% fail on Passengers
  • 0.89% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.89% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.59% fail on Steering (85% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Steering system (83% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Free play
        • 0.20% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.20% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.099% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.099% fail on Steering arm
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
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