Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
56.5% pass rate
from 7,287 tests in 2017
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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Suspension (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.4% fail on Suspension arms (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 4.2% fail on Coil springs (15% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Condition (14% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Location
    • 4.0% fail on Prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Component mounting (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Subframe mounting (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.80% fail on Linkage condition (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Front suspension joints (180% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Rear (96% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Drive shafts (65% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Front drive shafts (66% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Constant velocity joints (66% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Couplings
      • 0.041% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.041% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.97% fail on Shock absorbers (34% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Condition (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.19% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.16% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.055% fail on Sub-frames (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on Condition
    • 0.041% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.041% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.041% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.014% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
    • 0.014% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.014% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.014% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.014% fail on Condition
  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (14% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Position lamps (36% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Front lamps (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Rear lamps (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.055% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.9% fail on Registration plate lamp (19% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.9% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.096% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.069% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.069% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.041% fail on Matched pair (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp (41% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Battery
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Individual lamps (91% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (75% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on All direction indicators (85% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Tell tales
    • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Fog lamp (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.082% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.055% fail on Switch
      • 0.014% fail on Lamp
      • 0.014% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.069% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.069% fail on Horn (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.027% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 15% fail on Brakes (35% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Brake performance (58% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Front wheels (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Rear wheels (33% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.069% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.6% fail on Hub components (69% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Brake pads (88% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (34% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Brake calipers
    • 3.2% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.0% fail on Components
        • 2.3% fail on Pipes
        • 0.78% fail on Hoses (48% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.014% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.014% fail on Servos
      • 0.26% fail on Leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
    • 0.63% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.63% fail on Condition
    • 0.45% fail on Restricted movement (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.16% fail on ABS (76% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.041% fail on Cable
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage
      • 0.014% fail on Lever
      • 0.014% fail on Pivot
    • 0.069% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.041% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Operation
      • 0.014% fail on Components
        • 0.014% fail on Hoses
    • 0.041% fail on Service brake control components (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pedal (74% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Condition
        • 0.014% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.014% fail on Locking devices
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres (15% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (23% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.082% fail on Size/type (68% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (35% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.49% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.21% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.027% fail on Bonnet (84% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 6.2% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (43% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.4% fail on Emissions (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust system (28% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Emissions not tested (85% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Fuel system (82% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on System (77% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Cap (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pipe
  • 2.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Condition (48% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Attachment
    • 0.16% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 2.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (98% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Body condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.38% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Doors (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Drivers
      • 0.055% fail on Passengers other (76% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.082% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.082% fail on Seats
      • 0.082% fail on Drivers
    • 0.041% fail on Load security
      • 0.027% fail on Tailgate
      • 0.014% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.027% fail on Body security
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Steering system (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Track rod end (75% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint (82% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Steering rack (52% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Free play
        • 0.014% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.014% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.16% fail on Power steering
      • 0.12% fail on Operation
      • 0.027% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
    • 0.041% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.041% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.014% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.71% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.45% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.44% fail on Attachment
    • 0.014% fail on Condition
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