Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
57.2% pass rate
from 7,948 tests in 2017
(16% 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.

  • 28% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 16% fail on Registration plate lamp (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 13% fail on Position lamps (160% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 13% fail on Front lamps (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Rear lamps (92% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on All position lamps
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamps (40% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp (26% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.40% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (8 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.34% fail on Headlamp levelling device (11 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.063% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Matched pair
    • 3.7% fail on Headlamp aim (21% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Battery (89% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Direction indicators (89% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Flashing type (89% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Individual lamps (91% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.075% fail on Side repeaters (86% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.025% fail on All direction indicators (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Rear fog lamp (61% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Fog lamp (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.10% fail on Horn (66% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.038% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.025% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.013% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 16% fail on Brakes (97% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Rear wheels (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Front wheels (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.063% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.050% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 6.0% fail on Hub components (97% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Brake pads (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake discs (65% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
    • 1.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 1.1% fail on Components
        • 0.84% fail on Pipes
        • 0.20% fail on Hoses
        • 0.025% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.23% fail on Leaks (97% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Operation (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake (82% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Restricted movement (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on ABS
    • 0.19% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.063% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.063% fail on Pedal
        • 0.038% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.025% fail on Condition
    • 0.025% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage
      • 0.013% fail on Cable
    • 0.013% fail on Locking devices
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 3.6% fail on Tread depth (15% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Condition
    • 1.1% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Valve stem (150% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Size/type
  • 6.2% fail on Suspension (54% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.4% fail on Linkage condition (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Attachment
      • 0.013% fail on Presence
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms (31% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (30% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.57% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.49% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.45% fail on Front (57% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Rear (90% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.29% fail on Shock absorbers (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Condition (95% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Location
    • 0.20% fail on Drive shafts (90% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Front drive shafts (91% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Constant velocity joints (92% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.025% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.025% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.10% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.050% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.075% fail on Trailing arms (69% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (78% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Condition (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.025% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.013% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
    • 0.013% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Component mounting
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers (23% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (21% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.40% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.025% fail on Mirrors (87% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers airbag (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers airbag
    • 0.25% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (53% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.038% fail on Requirements
  • 2.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Seats (19 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Drivers (33 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers
    • 0.16% fail on Body condition
    • 0.088% fail on Doors (66% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.025% fail on Body security
    • 0.013% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.013% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.013% fail on Chassis
  • 1.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (43% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Emissions
    • 0.69% fail on Exhaust system (60% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.063% fail on Fuel system (75% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.025% fail on Cap
      • 0.025% fail on System
      • 0.013% fail on Hose
  • 0.88% fail on Registration plates and VIN (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Registration plate (52% worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 0.43% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.38% fail on Attachment
    • 0.063% fail on Condition
  • 0.38% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Steering system (80% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Steering rack (59% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.088% fail on Track rod end (91% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Free play
        • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.063% fail on Power steering
      • 0.050% fail on Operation
      • 0.013% fail on Other components
    • 0.038% fail on Steering operation
  • 0.013% fail on Towbars
    • 0.013% fail on Towbar
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