Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
57.8% pass rate
from 8,450 tests in 2017
(6.5% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (6.3% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.3% fail on Position lamps (46% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 8.0% fail on Front lamps (77% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Rear lamps (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.036% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.7% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
        • 0.012% fail on Headlamp levelling device
        • 0.012% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamp aim (40% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp (41% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Battery (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Direction indicators (81% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Flashing type (81% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.36% fail on Individual lamps (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.071% fail on All direction indicators (73% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.047% fail on Side repeaters (91% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Horn (54% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Rear reflectors (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.095% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Fog lamp (82% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.047% fail on Switch
      • 0.036% fail on Lamp
      • 0.012% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.012% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.012% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 19% fail on Suspension (25% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.0% fail on Suspension arms (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (180% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 5.3% fail on Coil springs
      • 5.2% fail on Condition
      • 0.024% fail on Location
    • 2.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (19% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (39% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage condition (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Presence
    • 2.8% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Front (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.047% fail on Rear (90% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.85% fail on Drive shafts (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Front drive shafts (66% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.79% fail on Constant velocity joints (66% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.059% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.41% fail on Prescribed areas (79% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Component mounting (72% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.095% fail on Spring mounting (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Subframe mounting
    • 0.32% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.13% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.12% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
      • 0.012% fail on Attachment
    • 0.083% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.083% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.071% fail on Sub-frames (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Condition
    • 0.059% fail on Torque/reaction arms (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.059% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Gas suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.012% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
    • 0.012% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.012% fail on Condition
    • 0.012% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 15% fail on Brakes (57% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 8.7% fail on Brake performance (100% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 5.0% fail on Front wheels (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Rear wheels (42% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (28% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.071% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.1% fail on Hub components (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Brake pads (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.24% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.024% fail on Brake linings
    • 3.0% fail on Hydraulic systems (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Components (61% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Pipes (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.69% fail on Hoses (90% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.095% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.024% fail on Servos
        • 0.012% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.26% fail on Leaks
      • 0.047% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.036% fail on Operation
    • 0.57% fail on Restricted movement (200% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.46% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.13% fail on ABS (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.059% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.059% fail on Pedal
        • 0.059% fail on Condition
    • 0.059% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.024% fail on Operation (21 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (9 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Components
        • 0.012% fail on Servos
    • 0.012% fail on Additional braking devices
    • 0.012% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.012% fail on Lever
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres (12% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth (20% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.12% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.095% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.9% fail on Wipers (53% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Washers (46% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.14% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.012% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (22% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system (34% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Emissions (36% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.012% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.012% fail on Pipe
  • 0.90% fail on Steering (61% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.64% fail on Steering system (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.28% fail on Track rod end (80% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.071% fail on Steering rack (77% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Power steering
      • 0.071% fail on Operation
      • 0.071% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.024% fail on Other components
      • 0.012% fail on Rams
    • 0.059% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.036% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.024% fail on Steering control
      • 0.024% fail on Steering coupling
        • 0.012% fail on Flexible coupling
        • 0.012% fail on Universal joint
  • 0.67% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.67% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.63% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (48% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.19% fail on Condition
      • 0.18% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.024% fail on Attachment
    • 0.12% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (83% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (82% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.51% fail on Attachment (75% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.047% fail on Condition
  • 0.44% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (46% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Body condition
    • 0.071% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.071% fail on Chassis
    • 0.071% fail on Seats
      • 0.071% fail on Drivers
    • 0.024% fail on Body security
    • 0.024% fail on Doors (93% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Drivers
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.012% fail on Load security
      • 0.012% fail on Tailgate
  • 0.012% fail on Towbars
    • 0.012% fail on Towbar
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