Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2003
44.7% pass rate
from 2,952 tests in 2017
(14% 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 Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 12% fail on Position lamps (63% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 11% fail on Front lamps (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Rear lamps (86% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on All position lamps
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.068% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.034% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.034% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.034% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.034% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.034% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.3% fail on Stop lamp (26% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Battery
    • 0.41% fail on Direction indicators (85% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Flashing type (85% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Individual lamps (88% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.10% fail on Side repeaters (87% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Rear fog lamp (91% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Fog lamp (91% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.10% fail on Horn (84% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.034% fail on Lamp
  • 27% fail on Suspension (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 17% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 15% fail on Component mounting (8 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Subframe mounting (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Spring mounting
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms (48% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 4.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (27% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (35% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.64% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
    • 2.2% fail on Front suspension joints (46% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Coil springs (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Location
    • 1.6% fail on Drive shafts (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Front drive shafts (59% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Constant velocity joints (59% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 0.034% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.034% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.034% fail on Drive shafts
    • 1.1% fail on Tie bars/rods (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Condition (46 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment
    • 0.81% fail on Wheel bearings (53% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Rear (58% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Front
    • 0.51% fail on Shock absorbers (64% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Condition (64% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment
    • 0.17% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.10% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.034% fail on Condition
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
    • 0.14% fail on Torque/reaction arms (4 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment (39 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Condition
      • 0.034% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.034% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.034% fail on Condition
  • 22% fail on Brakes (35% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 16% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Rear wheels (110% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Front wheels (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.61% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.20% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.10% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.5% fail on Hub components (72% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Brake pads (90% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.51% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.034% fail on Brake linings
    • 3.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (48% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Components (53% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Pipes (59% better than other 2003 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Hoses
        • 0.10% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.034% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.58% fail on Leaks
      • 0.034% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Parking brake (69% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Condition (71% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.61% fail on Restricted movement (120% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.30% fail on ABS (71% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.068% fail on Cable
      • 0.034% fail on Linkage
    • 0.068% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.068% fail on Pedal
        • 0.068% fail on Condition
    • 0.034% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.034% fail on Leaks
  • 10% fail on Tyres
    • 6.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.0% fail on Condition (32% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.034% fail on Size/type
  • 10% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
      • 0.034% fail on Attachment
    • 2.2% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (43% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (42% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 8.8% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.7% fail on Wipers
    • 2.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.54% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.10% fail on Mirrors (73% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.034% fail on Bonnet
  • 8.7% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Body condition (6 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Vehicle structure (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Chassis (5 times worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Doors
      • 0.30% fail on Drivers (150% worse than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.10% fail on Engine mountings
  • 4.0% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (46% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system (42% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions (53% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.068% fail on Fuel system (90% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Cap
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (74% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Steering system (83% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.27% fail on Track rod end (92% better than other 2003 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack (76% better than other 2003 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Power steering
      • 0.24% fail on Operation
      • 0.24% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.068% fail on Other components
    • 0.068% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.034% fail on Steering control
      • 0.034% fail on Steering column
  • 1.1% fail on Road Wheels (130% worse than other 2003 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2003 cars)
Read the Honest John Review

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