Mazda 5 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
57.6% pass rate
from 2,072 tests in 2017
(30% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (93% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 11% fail on Suspension arms (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Attachment (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (62% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (45% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.097% fail on Attachment
    • 3.2% fail on Shock absorbers (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Condition (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Front suspension joints (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Drive shafts (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Front drive shafts (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (62% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (63% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Location
    • 1.5% fail on Trailing arms (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment (15 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.19% fail on Front
      • 0.048% fail on Rear
    • 0.097% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.097% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.048% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.048% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (20% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Position lamps (86% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Front lamps (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on All position lamps (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Rear lamps (88% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps (99% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Headlamp (93% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.048% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.048% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.7% fail on Rear fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Fog lamp (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Tell tale
    • 1.0% fail on Stop lamp (69% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Hazard warning (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Switch (14 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Tell tale (49 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.19% fail on Battery
    • 0.19% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.19% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (73% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.048% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.097% fail on Horn
    • 0.048% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.048% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 9.9% fail on Tyres (38% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Condition (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
    • 0.24% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.048% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 9.7% fail on Brakes (48% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Hub components (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Brake pads (120% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.24% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.4% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.92% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.19% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.097% fail on Brake imbalance
    • 1.6% fail on Hydraulic systems (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Leaks (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Components
        • 0.58% fail on Reservoirs (20 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Pipes
        • 0.048% fail on Hoses
      • 0.48% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Operation
    • 0.53% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.097% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.097% fail on Pedal
        • 0.048% fail on Condition
        • 0.048% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.048% fail on Full power hydraulic systems
      • 0.048% fail on Warning
    • 0.048% fail on ABS
    • 0.048% fail on Restricted movement
  • 6.7% fail on Driver's view of the road (27% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Wipers (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.39% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.048% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.5% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (78% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Emissions (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system (59% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Emissions not tested (170% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.97% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.58% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.34% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Requirements (11 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.39% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.92% fail on Steering
    • 0.68% fail on Steering system
      • 0.43% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Track rod end (81% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.048% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.048% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.097% fail on Steering control
      • 0.097% fail on Steering column (15 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Power steering
      • 0.048% fail on Operation
      • 0.048% fail on Pipes and hoses
    • 0.048% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.77% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.77% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.34% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.19% fail on Body condition
    • 0.048% fail on Body security
    • 0.048% fail on Doors
      • 0.048% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.048% fail on Seats
      • 0.048% fail on Passengers
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
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