Mazda 5 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
46.4% pass rate
from 3,657 tests in 2020
(30% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 30% fail on Suspension (96% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 16% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 9.9% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint dust cover (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Suspension arm (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (92% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (44% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Ball joint dust cover (23% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage (5.2% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Anti-roll bar (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 6.2% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Springs (9.3% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Coil springs (9.8% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.9% fail on Coil spring (10% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Wheel bearings (11% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Other suspension component (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.77% fail on Sub-frames (83% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Sub-frame (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Pins and bushes (16% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.57% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (5.9% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Axles (68% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Swivel pins and bushes (67% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Axle
    • 0.22% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint dust cover (89% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (6.7% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Headlamps (85% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.4% fail on Headlamp (93% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Matched pair
    • 2.5% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (24% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (85% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Switch
    • 0.41% fail on Electrical equipment (42% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Battery(ies) (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Electrical wiring (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Horn (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Direction indicators (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Flashing type (93% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (77% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.11% fail on Position lamps (35% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Position lamp (31% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors (76% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Transmission (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Drive shaft (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Prop shafts (39% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Joints (82% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Doors (0.60% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Other passenger's door (90% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Door condition (93% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
    • 0.25% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Fuel system (29% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Body (24% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Other body component (31% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Body condition
      • 0.027% fail on Panel
    • 0.16% fail on Bumpers (3.0% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure (53% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (47% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Chassis (34% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Chassis condition (33% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Seats (38% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Passenger's seat (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Engine mounting condition
  • 13% fail on Brakes (20% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (65% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Brake pads (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Brake linings (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums (1.6% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs (0.79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (68% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Cable
        • 0.027% fail on Lever
    • 5.7% fail on Brake performance (4.0% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (10% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (16% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance (8.7% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Rbt (7.8% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Service brake performance (9.8% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.49% fail on Service brake imbalance (4.3% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Plate brake tester (42% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.055% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (88% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (40% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.055% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (47% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.027% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.52% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (20% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Rbt (sp) (18% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance (21% better than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.16% fail on Service brake performance (7.1% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested (20% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (8.9% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Electronic stability control (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Anti-lock braking system (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.90% fail on Hydraulic systems (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Reservoirs (20 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Master cylinder (29 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Servos
      • 0.027% fail on Valves
    • 0.71% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.49% fail on Parking brake control (13% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Lever (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (7.1% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal (78% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Hand lever (30% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Rigid brake pipes (97% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.055% fail on Other components and prescribed areas (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Other components (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.027% fail on Leaks
    • 0.027% fail on Pressure storage reservoirs
      • 0.027% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 8.8% fail on Spark ignition (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on Non catalyst emissions (61% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition (29% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.71% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (2.5% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (3.4% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Emissions not tested (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.055% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Fluid leaks (71% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Engine oil leaks (83% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Transmission oil leaks (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Noise suppression (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Sound deadening material (12 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Undertray
  • 11% fail on Tyres (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Condition (87% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Tread depth (26% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type (5.2% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 7.9% fail on Visibility (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (64% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Washers (4.9% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Driver's view (71% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on View to rear (35% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Mirrors (34% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass (13% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen (9.8% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Seat belts (45% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Condition (92% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Prescribed areas (45% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pre-tensioners
    • 0.055% fail on Airbags (74% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Drivers airbag (92% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 1.7% fail on Steering (40% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Steering linkage components (43% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Track rod end (44% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Ball joint (60% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Locking devices (85% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.33% fail on Power steering (76% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Operation (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Pipes and hoses (16% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pump
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
    • 0.22% fail on Steering gear (48% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Steering rack (46% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Steering play
      • 0.027% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.85% fail on Identification of the vehicle (60% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.85% fail on Registration plates (60% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.66% fail on Road Wheels (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.66% fail on Attachment (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
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