Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
47.7% pass rate
from 1,408 tests in 2020
(10% worse than other 2003 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 2003 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 28% fail on Suspension (57% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 18% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.6% fail on Suspension arms (37% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Suspension arm (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.7% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.071% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (32% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.71% fail on Linkage
      • 0.71% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.071% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.9% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Sub-frame
    • 1.4% fail on Springs (60% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Coil springs (62% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Coil spring (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.85% fail on Suspension rods (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Suspension rod (47 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.071% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.64% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.43% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.071% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.071% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 22% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 7.0% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Position lamp (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 2.4% fail on Headlamp levelling device (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (54% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Stop lamp (29% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.71% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.57% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.21% fail on Horn
    • 0.43% fail on Direction indicators (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Flashing type (82% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Individual direction indicators (83% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (82% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Rear reflectors (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp (90% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.071% fail on Switch
    • 0.071% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.071% fail on Switch
  • 18% fail on Brakes (16% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance (64% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (83% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 7.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (94% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Service brake performance (88% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 5.7% fail on Rbt (92% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (85% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.071% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.4% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Rbt (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 4.0% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.071% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.071% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.071% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.57% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (67% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Rbt (sp) (66% better than other 2003 cars)
          • 0.50% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.14% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (38% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (84% worse than other 2003 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Brake pads (86% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes (69% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.57% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.43% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.57% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.57% fail on Lever
    • 0.50% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.43% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.28% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (78% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Anti-lock braking system (74% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.071% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.071% fail on Brake fluid
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 3.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.3% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (46% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Transmission (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (61% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (61% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.071% fail on Joints
    • 1.3% fail on Body (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Panel (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Other body component (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Floor (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.21% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.21% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.071% fail on Bracket
    • 0.14% fail on Cabs (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.071% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.071% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.071% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.071% fail on Undertray
  • 9.5% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (200% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Condition
    • 1.9% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 8.0% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Condition (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.28% fail on Size/type
  • 7.3% fail on Visibility
    • 4.6% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (63% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (63% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Spark ignition (66% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (65% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Catalyst emissions (75% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.28% fail on Emissions not tested (69% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 0.57% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.36% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.071% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.21% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.21% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Steering linkage components (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Track rod end (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.43% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Operation
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.071% fail on Other components
    • 0.14% fail on Steering gear (82% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack (81% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Steering play
      • 0.14% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.071% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.92% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.92% fail on Attachment (170% worse than other 2003 cars)
  • 0.071% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.071% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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