Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
56.3% pass rate
from 8,037 tests in 2020
(7.8% worse than other 2008 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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 20% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (27% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Position lamp (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on All position lamps (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamps (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Headlamp (59% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.87% fail on Headlamp levelling device (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.57% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Electrical equipment (37% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.14% fail on Horn (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.012% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.35% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Direction indicators (92% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Flashing type (92% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.087% fail on Individual direction indicators (93% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Side repeaters (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.100% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (82% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.100% fail on Rear fog lamp (82% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.100% fail on Rear fog lamp (82% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.050% fail on Switch
    • 0.050% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.012% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.012% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.012% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.012% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.012% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.012% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 16% fail on Brakes (74% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 6.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 6.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
      • 5.4% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Rbt (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.050% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.012% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Rbt (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.062% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.037% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.012% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.037% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.037% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles) (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake imbalance (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.47% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.012% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.11% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (62% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Brake linings and pads (70% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.3% fail on Brake pads (71% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.012% fail on Brake linings
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums (73% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.1% fail on Brake discs (75% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.075% fail on Lever
        • 0.050% fail on Cable
        • 0.012% fail on Linkage
    • 1.4% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.72% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (97% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Hand lever (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Pedal
    • 0.72% fail on Parking brake control (69% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Lever (99% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (55% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.15% fail on Anti-lock braking system (73% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (85% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.100% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.025% fail on Servos (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.12% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.075% fail on Air and vacuum systems (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Servos
      • 0.025% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Leaks
    • 0.012% fail on Load sensing valves
  • 9.7% fail on Suspension (31% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint (45% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.55% fail on Pins and bushes (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.025% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 4.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.40% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.14% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.075% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint dust cover (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.050% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.63% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.57% fail on Springs (88% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Coil springs (88% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Coil spring (88% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint dust cover (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.087% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers (83% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.087% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.025% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Suspension rod
    • 0.087% fail on Sub-frames (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.037% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.037% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (89% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Air/gas/fluid suspension
      • 0.012% fail on Levelling valve
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres (19% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (14% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (23% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
  • 5.5% fail on Visibility
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (35% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.087% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.087% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.062% fail on View to rear (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Mirrors (68% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.012% fail on Bonnet
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.7% fail on Compression ignition (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.96% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (78% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.85% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (53% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.57% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested (90% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Emission control equipment (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.11% fail on Particulate filter (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.012% fail on NOx sensor
        • 0.062% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.012% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 2.4% fail on Spark ignition (21% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.87% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (44% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.062% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.012% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.012% fail on Catalytic converter
    • 0.31% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.27% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.025% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.012% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
    • 0.050% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.037% fail on Undertray
      • 0.012% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 5.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (5 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.062% fail on Requirements
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment
      • 0.025% fail on Prescribed areas (86% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Airbags (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drivers airbag (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 2.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure (48% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust system (45% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.96% fail on Seats (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.92% fail on Driver's seat (12 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.26% fail on Transmission (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Joints (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Belts
    • 0.16% fail on Body
      • 0.15% fail on Other body component
      • 0.012% fail on Panel
    • 0.14% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.075% fail on Fuel system (71% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Tank
      • 0.025% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
      • 0.012% fail on Hose
    • 0.062% fail on Doors (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.050% fail on Door condition
      • 0.012% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.012% fail on Door condition
    • 0.062% fail on Undertray
    • 0.037% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.037% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.037% fail on Chassis
      • 0.037% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.037% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.037% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.012% fail on Cabs
      • 0.012% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 0.75% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.75% fail on Registration plates (41% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.75% fail on Road Wheels (46% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.68% fail on Attachment (91% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Condition
  • 0.73% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Steering linkage components (79% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.012% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.012% fail on Other components
        • 0.012% fail on Steering component
    • 0.19% fail on Power steering
      • 0.19% fail on Operation (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Steering gear (58% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack (60% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.012% fail on Operation
    • 0.050% fail on Steering play
      • 0.050% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.037% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.012% fail on Steering wheel
  • 0.025% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.025% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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