Mazda 5 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
51.9% pass rate
from 3,926 tests in 2017
(30% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (94% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 12% fail on Suspension arms (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 5.1% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (68% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (76% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage condition (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
      • 0.051% fail on Condition
    • 3.7% fail on Coil springs (25% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Location
    • 2.9% fail on Drive shafts (44% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Front drive shafts (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Constant velocity joints (42% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Couplings
      • 0.076% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.076% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.7% fail on Front suspension joints (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Trailing arms (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.23% fail on Front
      • 0.15% fail on Rear
    • 0.36% fail on Radius arms (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
    • 0.18% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
    • 0.051% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.025% fail on Condition
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
    • 0.051% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.025% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment
    • 0.025% fail on General condition
    • 0.025% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.025% fail on Suspension unit
  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.9% fail on Position lamps (61% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Front lamps (98% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Rear lamps (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.6% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamps (72% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp (70% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.15% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.025% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.051% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.051% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.051% fail on Matched pair (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim (27% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.53% fail on Stop lamp (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Hazard warning (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Switch (20 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Lamp (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.23% fail on Battery
    • 0.18% fail on Direction indicators (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Flashing type (90% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.025% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.076% fail on Trailer electrical socket (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.025% fail on Horn
  • 10% fail on Brakes (32% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Hub components (91% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Brake pads (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.25% fail on Brake calipers (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.84% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.20% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.076% fail on Service brake performance
    • 1.9% fail on Hydraulic systems (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Components
        • 0.69% fail on Reservoirs (17 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Hoses
        • 0.051% fail on Pipes (95% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on Valves
      • 0.69% fail on Leaks (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Operation (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.48% fail on Condition
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.41% fail on Electronic stability system (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.20% fail on Pedal
        • 0.20% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on ABS
    • 0.10% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.025% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.025% fail on Lever
    • 0.025% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.025% fail on Leaks
  • 9.7% fail on Tyres (25% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Condition (56% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
    • 0.13% fail on Valve stem
  • 8.0% fail on Driver's view of the road (37% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers (89% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.051% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.025% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Exhaust system (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Emissions (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 2.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.74% fail on Seat belts (81% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.076% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 1.3% fail on Steering
    • 1.0% fail on Steering system
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Track rod end (63% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.025% fail on Free play
        • 0.025% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.25% fail on Power steering
      • 0.20% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Electronic power steering
      • 0.025% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.025% fail on Other components
    • 0.051% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.84% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.84% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
  • 0.38% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.23% fail on Doors
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.051% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.025% fail on Drivers
    • 0.13% fail on Body condition
    • 0.025% fail on Body security
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