Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2005
50.8% pass rate
from 6,745 tests in 2017
(9.2% 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.

  • 23% fail on Suspension (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 9.4% fail on Prescribed areas (9 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 8.4% fail on Component mounting (11 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Subframe mounting (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Spring mounting (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 6.7% fail on Suspension arms (55% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (46% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.85% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
    • 5.0% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.0% fail on Condition
      • 0.015% fail on Location
    • 4.2% fail on Anti-roll bars (22% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Linkage condition (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (38% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Attachment (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Front suspension joints (84% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Wheel bearings (32% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Rear (89% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front drive shafts (65% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Constant velocity joints (65% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.044% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.70% fail on Shock absorbers (49% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.059% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.074% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.044% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.030% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.074% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment
      • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 0.044% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.044% fail on Suspension unit (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.030% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.030% fail on Macpherson strut (87% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.015% fail on Condition
    • 0.015% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 10% fail on Position lamps (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.7% fail on Front lamps (95% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Rear lamps (67% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on All position lamps
    • 7.7% fail on Registration plate lamp (24% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.10% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.089% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.015% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.059% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.044% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.015% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp (32% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (50% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.70% fail on Battery
    • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Fog lamp (75% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.22% fail on Direction indicators (92% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Flashing type (92% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (84% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Individual lamps (95% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.10% fail on Horn (78% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.044% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.030% fail on Switch
      • 0.015% fail on Lamp
    • 0.030% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.030% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 21% fail on Brakes (54% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Parking brake performance (140% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Rear wheels (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Front wheels (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Service brake performance (85% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake operation (190% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.0% fail on Hub components (44% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Brake pads (62% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.34% fail on Brake calipers (83% worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.015% fail on Brake back plates
    • 3.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (21% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Components (20% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Pipes (23% better than other 2005 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Hoses
        • 0.059% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.015% fail on Valves
      • 0.22% fail on Leaks
      • 0.059% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.030% fail on Operation
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (38% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.74% fail on Restricted movement (180% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.24% fail on ABS (74% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.074% fail on Cable
      • 0.030% fail on Lever
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage
      • 0.015% fail on Pivot
    • 0.015% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.015% fail on Pedal
        • 0.015% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.015% fail on Locking devices
  • 7.5% fail on Tyres (15% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition (19% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.12% fail on Size/type (59% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 7.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers (21% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.58% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.044% fail on Bonnet (73% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.7% fail on Emissions (30% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.50% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.059% fail on Fuel system (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Cap (84% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on System (85% better than other 2005 cars)
  • 5.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (110% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Seat belts (3 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Prescribed areas (6 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.074% fail on Requirements
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.95% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (32% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (28% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Body condition (5 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Vehicle structure (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Chassis (7 times worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Doors (59% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Drivers
      • 0.059% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.13% fail on Engine mountings (160% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Body security
    • 0.030% fail on Spare wheel
    • 0.015% fail on Seats
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers
    • 0.015% fail on Load security
      • 0.015% fail on Bootlid
  • 1.2% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.80% fail on Steering system (78% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack (81% better than other 2005 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Free play
        • 0.015% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.39% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.074% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.015% fail on Drive system
      • 0.015% fail on Pump
      • 0.015% fail on Rams
    • 0.059% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.030% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.92% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.92% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.74% fail on Road Wheels (64% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Attachment (120% worse than other 2005 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Condition
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