Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
49.5% pass rate
from 493 tests in 2020
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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (33% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 14% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 4.5% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.6% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.0% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Springs
      • 2.8% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.8% fail on Coil spring
    • 2.8% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (59% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage
      • 0.20% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.6% fail on Sub-frames (190% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.81% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.41% fail on Other suspension component (8 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.61% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.61% fail on Suspension rods (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Suspension rod (25 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 19% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Stop lamp
    • 4.5% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 2.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.8% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.41% fail on Direction indicators (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Flashing type (83% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.20% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.20% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.20% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 14% fail on Brakes
    • 8.3% fail on Brake performance
      • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt
          • 3.0% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.41% fail on Plate brake tester (7 times worse than other 2002 cars)
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.20% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 4.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.20% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.20% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.81% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.81% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.81% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 3.9% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 3.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.6% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.6% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (68% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.41% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.20% fail on Electronic braking system
    • 0.41% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.41% fail on Lever
    • 0.41% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.20% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.20% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.20% fail on Brake fluid
  • 12% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (64% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Drive shafts (62% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Joints (62% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.81% fail on Body
      • 0.81% fail on Panel (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.41% fail on Seats
      • 0.41% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.41% fail on Cabs (11 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Prescribed areas (12 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.20% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.20% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.20% fail on Carrier
    • 0.20% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.20% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.20% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.20% fail on Door condition
    • 0.20% fail on Floor
    • 0.20% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.20% fail on Boot lid condition
  • 8.9% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Condition
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment
    • 2.2% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.20% fail on Airbags
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 8.7% fail on Visibility
    • 6.1% fail on Wipers
    • 2.4% fail on Washers
    • 0.61% fail on View to rear
      • 0.61% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.20% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.20% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.4% fail on Condition
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
  • 3.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (62% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Spark ignition (62% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.81% fail on Catalyst emissions (75% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.41% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.41% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
    • 0.20% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.4% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.81% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.81% fail on Attachment
  • 0.61% fail on Steering (87% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Track rod end (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.20% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.20% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack
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