Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2004
45.6% pass rate
from 2,397 tests in 2020
(14% worse than other 2004 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 2004 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (45% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 16% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 9.7% fail on Suspension arms (57% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 2.3% fail on Suspension arm (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes (57% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage ball joints (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (47% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Linkage
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.38% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.21% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (74% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.042% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 2.4% fail on Springs (39% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (44% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Coil spring (48% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Mounting (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames (140% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.042% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.71% fail on Shock absorbers (52% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.33% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component
    • 0.46% fail on Wheel bearings (71% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.083% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.042% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.042% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.6% fail on Headlamp
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Position lamps (69% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Position lamp (68% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.29% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 4.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.75% fail on Direction indicators (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Flashing type (73% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.46% fail on Individual direction indicators (74% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Side repeaters (75% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.46% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.38% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.083% fail on Horn (84% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.33% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (73% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rear fog lamp (76% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Switch
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 20% fail on Brakes (35% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (83% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 8.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (91% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 8.3% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 5.5% fail on Service brake performance (87% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.3% fail on Rbt (84% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 4.7% fail on Service brake performance (96% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.17% fail on Plate brake tester (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.042% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.042% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.042% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.3% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (130% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.46% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.13% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.17% fail on Plate brake tester (2 times worse than other 2004 cars)
          • 0.083% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.083% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.58% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.54% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.042% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.042% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.54% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (63% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Brake pads (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.33% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.13% fail on Lever
        • 0.083% fail on Cable
        • 0.083% fail on Linkage (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.042% fail on Pivot
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes (61% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.92% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.54% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.38% fail on Anti-lock braking system (66% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.71% fail on Lever
    • 0.58% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.50% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.42% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (170% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.17% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.17% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.042% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.042% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.042% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.042% fail on Other braking system component
  • 11% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 4.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (7 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.042% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.042% fail on Sub-frame condition
    • 2.6% fail on Chassis (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Chassis condition (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust system (37% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.79% fail on Transmission (79% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.67% fail on Drive shafts (81% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.67% fail on Joints (81% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.13% fail on Joints
    • 0.71% fail on Body (150% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Other body component (180% worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Panel
      • 0.083% fail on Body condition (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.25% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.21% fail on Door condition
      • 0.042% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.042% fail on Door condition
    • 0.25% fail on Floor (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Cabs (8 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Prescribed areas (9 times worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.083% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.042% fail on Bracket
    • 0.083% fail on Fuel system (85% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Pipe
    • 0.042% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.042% fail on Carrier
  • 8.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (160% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Condition
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 4.4% fail on Wipers
    • 2.8% fail on Washers
    • 0.21% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.17% fail on View to rear
      • 0.17% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.042% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.9% fail on Tyres
    • 4.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.083% fail on Size/type
  • 5.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (38% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (37% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Spark ignition (42% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (52% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Catalyst emissions (42% better than other 2004 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.083% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.71% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.67% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.083% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.25% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.25% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.2% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.2% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.92% fail on Steering (81% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Steering linkage components (88% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.25% fail on Steering gear (67% better than other 2004 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Steering rack (66% better than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.042% fail on Operation
      • 0.042% fail on Other components
    • 0.042% fail on Steering play
      • 0.042% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.79% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.75% fail on Attachment (110% worse than other 2004 cars)
    • 0.042% fail on Hubs
  • 0.042% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.042% fail on Anchorages
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