Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
55.3% pass rate
from 7,458 tests in 2020
(6.2% 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.

  • 21% fail on Suspension (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 10% fail on Suspension arms (120% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Ball joint dust cover (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.88% fail on Suspension arm (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Pins and bushes (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Springs (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Coil springs (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 6.7% fail on Coil spring (43% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 4.7% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (31% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on Linkage (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.46% fail on Ball joint dust cover (40% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (19 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.040% fail on Pins and bushes (74% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Wheel bearings (60% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.59% fail on Other suspension component (80% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Ball joint dust cover (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.28% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.16% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.11% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.040% fail on Macpherson strut (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.013% fail on Axles
      • 0.013% fail on Axle
  • 16% fail on Brakes (52% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Brake performance (92% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 6.1% fail on Rbt (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 5.1% fail on Service brake performance (160% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.094% fail on Plate brake tester (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.094% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (49% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (58% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (64% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Rbt (66% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.7% fail on Parking brake performance (71% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.054% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.040% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.013% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.4% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.4% fail on Rbt (sp) (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (150% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.4% fail on Mechanical brake components (48% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 4.2% fail on Brake pads (63% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Brake linings
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums (32% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs (33% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.054% fail on Cable
        • 0.013% fail on Linkage
        • 0.013% fail on Pivot
    • 2.5% fail on Rigid brake pipes (55% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.83% fail on Flexible brake hoses (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.28% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Pedal
    • 0.38% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.38% fail on Lever
    • 0.34% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (64% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-lock braking system (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.19% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.094% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.040% fail on Servos (6 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.013% fail on Valves
    • 0.094% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Servos (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (14 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Leaks
    • 0.054% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.040% fail on Other components
      • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.013% fail on Other braking system component
  • 16% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (8.0% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.2% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 4.3% fail on Position lamps (38% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Position lamp (39% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp (24% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamp aim (16% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.55% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.28% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.20% fail on Horn (49% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.027% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.50% fail on Direction indicators (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Flashing type (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Individual direction indicators (80% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on All direction indicators (80% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp (62% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.027% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.027% fail on Switch
  • 6.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth (14% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.19% fail on Size/type
    • 0.013% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 6.0% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.8% fail on Exhaust emissions (14% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Spark ignition (18% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Catalyst emissions (50% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (29% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.68% fail on Emissions not tested (54% worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.040% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.027% fail on Particulate filter (46 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on Other emission control equipment
      • 1.7% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.98% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.42% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.12% fail on Emission control equipment (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Particulate filter (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
          • 0.013% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.094% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.080% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.013% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
    • 0.32% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.29% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Other leaks
    • 0.013% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.013% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.6% fail on Visibility
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers (30% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (47% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.067% fail on View to rear (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Mirrors (69% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Bonnet (84% better than other 2007 cars)
  • 5.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (16% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Exhaust system (35% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Transmission (63% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.99% fail on Drive shafts (63% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Joints (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.040% fail on Joints
    • 0.42% fail on Integral vehicle structure (170% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Chassis (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Chassis condition (110% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.20% fail on Body
      • 0.13% fail on Other body component
      • 0.054% fail on Panel
      • 0.013% fail on Body condition
    • 0.12% fail on Doors (68% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.067% fail on Door condition
      • 0.027% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
      • 0.027% fail on Other passenger's door (85% better than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition (85% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Fuel system (73% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.013% fail on Tank
      • 0.013% fail on Hose
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe
    • 0.080% fail on Floor (11 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Seats
      • 0.054% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.027% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.067% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.054% fail on Boot lid condition
      • 0.013% fail on Other boot lid component
    • 0.054% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.040% fail on Engine mounting condition
      • 0.013% fail on Bracket
    • 0.054% fail on Undertray
    • 0.040% fail on Cabs (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Towbar
      • 0.027% fail on Vehicle structure (7 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Spare wheel
      • 0.013% fail on Carrier
  • 1.4% fail on Steering (53% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Steering linkage components (55% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Track rod end (69% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint (84% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Locking devices (3 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.20% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.20% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.17% fail on Power steering
      • 0.080% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.054% fail on Operation
      • 0.040% fail on Other components
      • 0.013% fail on Rams
    • 0.027% fail on Steering play
      • 0.027% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.013% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.91% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (42% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.71% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.48% fail on Prescribed areas (86% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Requirements
    • 0.17% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (79% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Airbags
      • 0.027% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.62% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.62% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.39% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.36% fail on Attachment
    • 0.027% fail on Condition (81% better than other 2007 cars)
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