Mazda 5 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
45.8% pass rate
from 2,866 tests in 2020
(23% 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.

  • 29% fail on Suspension (77% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 14% fail on Suspension arms (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Ball joint (200% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.21% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 10% fail on Anti-roll bars (96% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.77% fail on Pins and bushes (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.070% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.035% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.0% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Springs (28% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Coil springs (29% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Coil spring (28% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Other suspension component (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.070% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.035% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.66% fail on Sub-frames (92% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.31% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.56% fail on Wheel bearings (52% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.10% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.070% fail on Axles
      • 0.070% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.035% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.035% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.4% fail on Headlamps (84% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Headlamp (91% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Position lamp (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.6% fail on Stop lamp (24% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (29% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.28% fail on Electrical equipment (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.035% fail on Horn
    • 0.24% fail on Direction indicators (90% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Flashing type (90% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (72% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Individual direction indicators (96% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Rear reflectors (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 13% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 13% fail on Exhaust emissions (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 11% fail on Spark ignition (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 7.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.7% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.035% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.035% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.42% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.070% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.035% fail on Particulate filter
          • 0.035% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.070% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.035% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.73% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.63% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.070% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.28% fail on Noise suppression (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Sound deadening material (17 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Undertray
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust system (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Transmission (67% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Drive shafts (73% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Joints (70% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Drive shaft (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.070% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.10% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.10% fail on Joints
    • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.070% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.070% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.035% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.49% fail on Chassis (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Chassis condition (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Doors
      • 0.38% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.38% fail on Door condition
    • 0.31% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.28% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on System
    • 0.24% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.17% fail on Engine mounting condition (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Undertray
    • 0.10% fail on Body
      • 0.070% fail on Panel
      • 0.035% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.035% fail on Seats
      • 0.035% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.035% fail on Cabs
      • 0.035% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.035% fail on Passenger compartment
  • 12% fail on Tyres (66% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.42% fail on Size/type
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 5.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (49% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Brake linings and pads (74% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.4% fail on Brake pads (75% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
        • 0.035% fail on Brake drums
      • 0.035% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.035% fail on Rod
    • 4.0% fail on Brake performance (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt
          • 1.7% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.35% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (47% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (45% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.035% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.94% fail on Parking brake performance (38% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.87% fail on Rbt (41% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.80% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.070% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.035% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.035% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.035% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.45% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.45% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.2% fail on Hydraulic systems (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Brake fluid (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Reservoirs (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Master cylinder (17 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Servos (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.035% fail on Valves
    • 1.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.84% fail on Electronic stability control (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Anti-lock braking system (60% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.35% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.35% fail on Lever
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.070% fail on Pedal
    • 0.17% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.10% fail on Rigid brake pipes (96% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.070% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.035% fail on Leaks
      • 0.035% fail on Servos
    • 0.070% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.070% fail on Other components
    • 0.035% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.035% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
  • 9.9% fail on Visibility (45% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.4% fail on Wipers (94% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Washers
    • 0.24% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.2% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (47% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Seat belts (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Prescribed areas (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (47% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (57% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Steering linkage components (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Track rod end (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.035% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.24% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.10% fail on Power steering
      • 0.070% fail on Operation
      • 0.035% fail on Pump
  • 0.73% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.70% fail on Registration plates
    • 0.035% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment
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