Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
54.1% pass rate
from 5,321 tests in 2020
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.

  • 22% fail on Suspension (36% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.2% fail on Suspension arms (70% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.98% fail on Suspension arm (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.90% fail on Pins and bushes (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 7.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Springs
      • 4.9% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.8% fail on Coil spring
        • 0.038% fail on Mounting
      • 0.056% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (24% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.94% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (46% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.81% fail on Linkage (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.36% fail on Ball joint dust cover (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.038% fail on Anti-roll bar
    • 1.3% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers (30% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.62% fail on Other suspension component (62% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint dust cover (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.51% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.41% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.17% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.13% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.056% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.019% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.019% fail on Axles
      • 0.019% fail on Swivel pins and bushes
  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (18% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (46% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.5% fail on Position lamp (48% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.2% fail on Stop lamp (33% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim (43% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.51% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.28% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.17% fail on Horn (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.019% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.34% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Individual direction indicators (89% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (86% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.075% fail on Switch
    • 0.075% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 15% fail on Brakes (20% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 9.1% fail on Brake performance (46% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.5% fail on Rbt (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 4.5% fail on Service brake performance (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake imbalance (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.038% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.038% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.019% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake performance
      • 4.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 0.075% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.019% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.11% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.038% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.019% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.019% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.019% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.019% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (47% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (sp) (46% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.85% fail on Service brake imbalance (52% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.38% fail on Service brake performance (86% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (35% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (59% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (59% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.019% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.019% fail on Linkage
    • 2.3% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.60% fail on Flexible brake hoses (170% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (62% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Anti-lock braking system (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.30% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.094% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.28% fail on Lever
    • 0.23% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.19% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.038% fail on Pedal (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.056% fail on Valves
      • 0.038% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.019% fail on Servos
    • 0.056% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.056% fail on Other components
    • 0.019% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.019% fail on Servos
  • 7.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.9% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Transmission (59% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Drive shafts (58% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Joints (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.019% fail on Joints
    • 0.98% fail on Chassis (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Chassis condition (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Body (100% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Other body component (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Panel
      • 0.038% fail on Body condition
    • 0.28% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.17% fail on Doors (57% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.11% fail on Door condition
        • 0.019% fail on Catch
      • 0.019% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.019% fail on Door condition
      • 0.019% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.019% fail on Door condition
    • 0.17% fail on Floor (16 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Seats
      • 0.094% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.075% fail on Cabs (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Fuel system (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Tank
      • 0.019% fail on Pipe
      • 0.019% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.056% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.056% fail on Engine mounting condition
    • 0.038% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.019% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.019% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.038% fail on Undertray
    • 0.019% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.019% fail on Carrier
  • 6.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 6.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 4.9% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (80% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (46% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.90% fail on Emissions not tested (72% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Non catalyst emissions
      • 1.8% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.92% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.47% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.11% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.056% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.056% fail on Particulate filter (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.056% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.038% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual (12 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.038% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.55% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.51% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.019% fail on Other leaks
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres (13% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (18% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility (19% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers (22% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (56% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.15% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.094% fail on View to rear
      • 0.094% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.019% fail on Bonnet
  • 3.3% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (52% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Seat belts (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Prescribed areas (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Requirements (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
    • 0.28% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (76% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Steering linkage components (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.038% fail on Locking devices
      • 0.019% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.019% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.24% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.21% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
      • 0.038% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.019% fail on Operation
      • 0.019% fail on Rams
    • 0.038% fail on Steering play
      • 0.038% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.019% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.019% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.56% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.49% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment
    • 0.038% fail on Condition
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