Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
46.8% pass rate
from 1,044 tests in 2017
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.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 12% fail on Registration plate lamp (67% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 11% fail on Position lamps (53% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front lamps (92% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.29% fail on Rear lamps (86% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.096% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.096% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp (34% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
    • 0.67% fail on Direction indicators (75% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Flashing type (75% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Individual lamps (78% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.38% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Fog lamp (87% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.096% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.096% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.096% fail on Lamp
    • 0.096% fail on Horn
  • 28% fail on Suspension (28% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 18% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 15% fail on Component mounting (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Subframe mounting (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.48% fail on Spring mounting
    • 7.0% fail on Suspension arms (46% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.57% fail on Condition (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 3.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (37% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Attachment
    • 3.2% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Condition (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Front suspension joints (93% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Tie bars/rods (6 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Condition (82 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Attachment (35 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.1% fail on Drive shafts (73% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Front drive shafts (73% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Constant velocity joints (73% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.86% fail on Coil springs (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Condition (79% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Wheel bearings (57% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Front
      • 0.096% fail on Rear
    • 0.48% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.48% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.29% fail on Torque/reaction arms (10 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (82 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.096% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.19% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.19% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.096% fail on Condition
      • 0.096% fail on Attachment
  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (33% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 5.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 5.1% fail on Front wheels (83% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Rear wheels
      • 1.3% fail on Brake imbalance (120% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.19% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.5% fail on Hub components (68% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Brake pads (100% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.38% fail on Brake calipers
    • 3.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (49% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Components (53% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Pipes (60% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Hoses
        • 0.19% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.19% fail on Operation
      • 0.096% fail on Leaks
    • 0.77% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.77% fail on Condition
    • 0.67% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.38% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.29% fail on ABS (74% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.096% fail on Linkage
      • 0.096% fail on Lever
  • 11% fail on Tyres
    • 5.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Size/type
    • 0.19% fail on Valve stem
  • 11% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
    • 3.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (86% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (69% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.096% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 9.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Body condition (4 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.19% fail on Body security
    • 0.19% fail on Doors
      • 0.096% fail on Drivers
      • 0.096% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.19% fail on Seats
      • 0.19% fail on Drivers
  • 8.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers
    • 2.0% fail on Washers (45% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.29% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.096% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (56% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (54% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Emissions (69% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.29% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.19% fail on Pipe
      • 0.096% fail on Tank
  • 1.7% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (73% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Steering system (78% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Track rod end (81% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack (80% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.38% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Operation
      • 0.096% fail on Other components
    • 0.096% fail on Steering control
      • 0.096% fail on Steering column
    • 0.096% fail on Locking devices
  • 1.2% fail on Road Wheels (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.096% fail on Condition
Read the Honest John Review

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