Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
48.8% pass rate
from 4,329 tests in 2020
(12% worse than other 2005 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 2005 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 24% fail on Suspension (39% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 12% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Suspension arms (23% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.1% fail on Suspension arm (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Pins and bushes (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.5% fail on Springs (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Coil springs (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Coil spring (29% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Mounting
      • 0.069% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (19% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (37% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage (150% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.44% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.092% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.83% fail on Shock absorbers (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Sub-frames (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.023% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.37% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.23% fail on Ball joint dust cover (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.16% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.092% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.046% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.023% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.023% fail on Axles
      • 0.023% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
    • 0.023% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.023% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 18% fail on Brakes (35% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (92% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 8.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (79% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.046% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 5.1% fail on Service brake performance (79% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 5.0% fail on Rbt (82% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (78% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.046% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.023% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.6% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.5% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.53% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
          • 0.046% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.069% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.046% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.023% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.069% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.046% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.023% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.0% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.76% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.37% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.16% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.9% fail on Mechanical brake components (28% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (60% worse than other 2005 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Brake pads (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.30% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.14% fail on Cable
        • 0.12% fail on Lever
        • 0.023% fail on Linkage
        • 0.023% fail on Brake slack adjuster
    • 1.2% fail on Rigid brake pipes (60% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.55% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.55% fail on Lever
    • 0.55% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (58% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Anti-lock braking system (70% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.51% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.37% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
    • 0.51% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (96% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.46% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.49% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.32% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.28% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.023% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.023% fail on Valves
    • 0.023% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.023% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.023% fail on Park brake mechanism/associated mountings
  • 17% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (11% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Position lamps (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Position lamp (63% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.023% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.49% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 3.3% fail on Stop lamp (29% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.46% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.12% fail on Horn (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Direction indicators (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Flashing type (89% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Individual direction indicators (91% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (85% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.12% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.092% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.092% fail on Switch
    • 0.069% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (93% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Rear fog lamp (93% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Rear fog lamp (93% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Switch
    • 0.023% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.023% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 10% fail on Body, chassis, structure (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (10 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.046% fail on Sub-frame condition
      • 0.023% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (23% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Chassis (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Chassis condition (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Transmission (71% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Drive shafts (71% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.97% fail on Joints (72% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.023% fail on Flexible couplings
      • 0.069% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.069% fail on Joints
    • 0.67% fail on Body (170% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Panel (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Other body component
      • 0.023% fail on Body condition
      • 0.023% fail on Mounting fixings
    • 0.44% fail on Engine mounting (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Engine mounting condition (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Bracket
    • 0.32% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.14% fail on Doors (69% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.12% fail on Door condition
      • 0.023% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.023% fail on Door condition
    • 0.092% fail on Floor (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.069% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.069% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.069% fail on Cabs (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Fuel system (91% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.023% fail on Pipe
      • 0.023% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.023% fail on Towbar
      • 0.023% fail on Other towbar components
    • 0.023% fail on Seats
      • 0.023% fail on Driver's seat
  • 7.2% fail on Visibility
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (31% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Washers (33% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.18% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.023% fail on Window
    • 0.16% fail on View to rear
      • 0.16% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.12% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.023% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.2% fail on Tyres (18% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.069% fail on Size/type (77% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 6.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition
      • 0.21% fail on Requirements (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (45% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Airbags
      • 0.046% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (31% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Exhaust emissions (29% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Spark ignition (20% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (52% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.069% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.023% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.023% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.83% fail on Compression ignition (52% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (60% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.023% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.30% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.23% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.046% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.023% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.65% fail on Steering linkage components (79% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Track rod end (90% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.046% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.39% fail on Power steering
      • 0.23% fail on Other components
      • 0.069% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.046% fail on Operation
      • 0.023% fail on Pump
      • 0.023% fail on Rams
    • 0.35% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.32% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.023% fail on Operation
    • 0.046% fail on Steering play
      • 0.046% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.023% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.023% fail on Steering column
  • 0.81% fail on Road Wheels (61% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Attachment (100% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Condition
  • 0.72% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plates
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  • Mazda 6 (2002 - 2007)
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