Mazda 5 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
51.0% pass rate
from 3,251 tests in 2017
(16% worse than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (59% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.58% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Condition
    • 7.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (65% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.062% fail on Condition
    • 6.2% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Drive shafts
      • 2.8% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 2.8% fail on Constant velocity joints
        • 0.031% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.15% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.9% fail on Trailing arms (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Attachment (14 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Front suspension joints (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (54% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Condition (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Location
    • 0.55% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.43% fail on Component mounting
      • 0.12% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.031% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.43% fail on Radius arms (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 0.40% fail on Sub-frames (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.37% fail on Wheel bearings (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Front
      • 0.031% fail on Rear
    • 0.28% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.28% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.12% fail on Bonded suspension (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.062% fail on Suspension unit (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.031% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.031% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.031% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.6% fail on Position lamps (47% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Front lamps (78% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Rear lamps (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on All position lamps
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamps (65% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Headlamp (72% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (35% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (37% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (40% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Rear fog lamp (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Fog lamp (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Battery
    • 0.31% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.062% fail on Direction indicators (98% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Flashing type (98% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Side repeaters (89% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Horn (84% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.031% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 13% fail on Tyres (55% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Condition (95% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.3% fail on Tread depth (28% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Size/type
    • 0.25% fail on Valve stem (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 5.4% fail on Hub components (64% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Brake pads (86% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.34% fail on Brake calipers
    • 3.4% fail on Brake performance (39% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Rear wheels (49% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Front wheels (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.092% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.092% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.031% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Components (58% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.83% fail on Reservoirs (12 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Hoses
        • 0.062% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.031% fail on Pipes
      • 0.43% fail on Leaks
      • 0.31% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
    • 0.86% fail on Electronic stability system (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.40% fail on Condition
    • 0.31% fail on ABS (55% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
        • 0.15% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.092% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.092% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.062% fail on Operation (26 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.062% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.031% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.031% fail on Lever
  • 8.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (30% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.68% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.28% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (97% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Emissions (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system (81% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Fuel system (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pipe
      • 0.031% fail on System
  • 1.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 1.5% fail on Seat belts (96% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Condition (95% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Requirements (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.46% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Steering system (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Track rod end (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.18% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.031% fail on Free play
        • 0.031% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.031% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.031% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.031% fail on Pump
      • 0.031% fail on Other components
    • 0.062% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.89% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.40% fail on Body condition
    • 0.25% fail on Doors
      • 0.18% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.062% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.092% fail on Seats
      • 0.092% fail on Passengers
    • 0.062% fail on Body security
    • 0.031% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.031% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.031% fail on Chassis
    • 0.031% fail on Load security
      • 0.031% fail on Access panel
  • 0.52% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment
    • 0.062% fail on Condition
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