Mazda 5 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
53.4% pass rate
from 1,941 tests in 2020
(38% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 13% fail on Suspension arms (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 8.6% fail on Ball joint (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Pins and bushes (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.15% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (13 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Suspension arm
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (79% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Linkage ball joints (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.57% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.21% fail on Linkage
      • 0.15% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.052% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.8% fail on Shock absorbers (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Springs
      • 2.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.9% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.46% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.10% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Axles
      • 0.052% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (17% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Headlamps (77% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp (85% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps (86% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Position lamp (86% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.88% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Hazard warning (68 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Switch (68 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.98% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Rear fog lamp (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.93% fail on Stop lamp (69% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Direction indicators (86% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Flashing type (86% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Individual direction indicators (82% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.21% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.10% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.052% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.052% fail on Horn
    • 0.15% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.15% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 9.9% fail on Tyres (56% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 9.4% fail on Brakes (31% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (82% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Brake pads (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.052% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.052% fail on Lever
    • 2.7% fail on Brake performance
      • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.31% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.93% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.88% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.052% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 0.57% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt
          • 0.31% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.052% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.052% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.10% fail on Plate brake tester (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Parking brake performance (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.052% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.21% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.21% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.052% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.72% fail on Hydraulic systems (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake fluid (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Reservoirs (17 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Master cylinder (37 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Servos
    • 0.41% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.31% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.21% fail on Lever
      • 0.052% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.26% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.10% fail on Pedal
      • 0.10% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.15% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.15% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.052% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.052% fail on Valves
  • 8.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 4.6% fail on Exhaust system (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Transmission (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Drive shafts (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Joints (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.052% fail on Joints
    • 0.26% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.26% fail on Tank (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Engine mounting (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Engine mounting condition (12 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
      • 0.10% fail on Body condition (38 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Doors
      • 0.10% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.052% fail on Door condition
        • 0.052% fail on Catch
    • 0.10% fail on Seats
      • 0.052% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.052% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.052% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.052% fail on Undertray
  • 7.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (180% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (190% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Spark ignition (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Catalyst emissions (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.98% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.82% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.31% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.10% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (85% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.052% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.26% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.15% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (20 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.052% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.052% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 6.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.4% fail on Wipers (42% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Washers
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.052% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.052% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.052% fail on View to rear
      • 0.052% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Seat belts (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Requirements (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Airbags
      • 0.052% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.82% fail on Steering (55% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Steering linkage components (70% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.21% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering
      • 0.15% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 0.52% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.46% fail on Attachment
    • 0.052% fail on Condition
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.052% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.052% fail on Speedometer
  • 0.052% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.052% fail on Anchorages
Read the Honest John Review

  • Mazda 5 (2010 - 2015)
    Family friendly seven seater. Sport has remote electric sliding side doors. Economical and light new 1.6 diesel. Compliant suspension astonishingly good on poor road surfaces.
  • Mazda 5 (2005 - 2010)
    Sliding side doors, can carry seven people in comfort, well styled, rearmost seats fold flat into the floor, five-star crash test rating.

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