Mazda 5 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
45.4% pass rate
from 4,619 tests in 2020
(32% 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.

  • 31% fail on Suspension (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 16% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 10% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.37% fail on Suspension arm (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 11% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Linkage ball joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (62% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins and bushes (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 7.4% fail on Shock absorbers (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Springs
      • 4.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.84% fail on Other suspension component (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.043% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.50% fail on Wheel bearings (47% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.17% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.043% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.043% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.24% fail on Suspension rods (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins and bushes (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.22% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Axles
      • 0.19% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.11% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.087% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.022% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.022% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.043% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.043% fail on Suspension unit
  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Headlamps (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Headlamp (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 5.0% fail on Position lamps (59% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Position lamp (57% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (37% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Direction indicators (85% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Flashing type (85% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Individual direction indicators (90% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Side repeaters (70% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.37% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.15% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.13% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.087% fail on Horn (78% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.043% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.043% fail on Switch
    • 0.022% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.022% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.022% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.022% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 13% fail on Brakes (27% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.1% fail on Brake performance (17% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (24% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.022% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 2.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.41% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.065% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.043% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.022% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.022% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.74% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.71% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.54% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.30% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.022% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.37% fail on Brake performance not tested (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (62% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Brake pads (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.2% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.065% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.043% fail on Cable
        • 0.022% fail on Lever
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Reservoirs (18 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Master cylinder (47 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Servos (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Valves
    • 0.97% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.91% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.69% fail on Electronic stability control (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Anti-lock braking system (60% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.35% fail on Pedal (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.58% fail on Flexible brake hoses (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.30% fail on Lever
    • 0.19% fail on Rigid brake pipes (88% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Servos (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.043% fail on Leaks
  • 13% fail on Body, chassis, structure (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Drive shafts (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 6.2% fail on Joints (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Flexible couplings
        • 0.022% fail on Drive shaft
        • 0.022% fail on Bearing housing
      • 0.24% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.24% fail on Joints
    • 6.0% fail on Exhaust system (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Undertray (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.22% fail on Tank (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.065% fail on Pipe
      • 0.022% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.30% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.26% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
    • 0.13% fail on Body
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.043% fail on Panel
    • 0.087% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.043% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.043% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.043% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.087% fail on Chassis
      • 0.087% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.087% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.043% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.043% fail on Bracket
    • 0.022% fail on Towbar
      • 0.022% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.022% fail on Seats
      • 0.022% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.022% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.022% fail on Other boot lid component
  • 12% fail on Tyres (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Condition (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Tread depth (24% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Size/type
  • 10% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (91% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 10% fail on Exhaust emissions (97% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Spark ignition (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.6% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.043% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.022% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.022% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 2.4% fail on Compression ignition (50% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.63% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.35% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.087% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.065% fail on Particulate filter (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.022% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.065% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.043% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.50% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.48% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.022% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.022% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.022% fail on Undertray
  • 8.9% fail on Visibility (41% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Wipers (83% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.30% fail on View to rear
      • 0.30% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.26% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.022% fail on Bonnet
  • 2.4% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (51% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Seat belts (83% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Requirements (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 1.00% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.065% fail on Airbags
      • 0.065% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (55% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Steering linkage components (57% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Track rod end (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.087% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.022% fail on Rear wheel steering
        • 0.022% fail on Components
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering
      • 0.11% fail on Operation
      • 0.065% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.043% fail on Rams
    • 0.13% fail on Steering gear (65% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Steering rack (64% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Steering play
      • 0.043% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.95% fail on Identification of the vehicle (73% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Registration plates (74% worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.87% fail on Road Wheels (70% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.043% fail on Condition
  • 0.043% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.043% fail on Anchorages (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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