Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
66.5% pass rate
from 7,457 tests in 2017
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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.0% fail on Registration plate lamp (98% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.7% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Front lamps (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Rear lamps (92% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamp aim (34% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (27% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (45% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.31% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (5 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.19% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.46% fail on Battery (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Stop lamp (95% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Direction indicators (90% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Flashing type (90% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Individual lamps (91% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Side repeaters (87% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Fog lamp (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.054% fail on Horn (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.013% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.013% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.013% fail on Lamp
  • 12% fail on Brakes (79% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Brake performance (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.6% fail on Rear wheels (78% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Front wheels (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.027% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.013% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.2% fail on Hub components (85% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Brake pads (90% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake discs (82% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Brake calipers (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.93% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.74% fail on Components
        • 0.55% fail on Pipes
        • 0.16% fail on Hoses
        • 0.067% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.12% fail on Leaks
      • 0.067% fail on Operation
      • 0.027% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.64% fail on Parking brake (47% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Condition (58% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Restricted movement (94% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.094% fail on ABS (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.067% fail on Pedal
        • 0.040% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.027% fail on Condition
    • 0.027% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.013% fail on Lever
      • 0.013% fail on Cable
  • 7.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.82% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Valve stem (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 5.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers (42% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (31% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.040% fail on Mirrors (75% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Bonnet
  • 4.4% fail on Suspension (59% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage condition (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (69% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Condition (13 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (73% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Attachment (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Presence
    • 0.80% fail on Wheel bearings (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Front (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear
    • 0.66% fail on Suspension arms (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.63% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (65% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment
    • 0.38% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.28% fail on Shock absorbers (76% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Front drive shafts (80% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Constant velocity joints (80% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.094% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Condition (98% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.040% fail on Condition (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.027% fail on Trailing arms (87% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.013% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.013% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.013% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
  • 2.1% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Seats (19 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Drivers (31 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Body condition
    • 0.080% fail on Doors
      • 0.040% fail on Passengers other
      • 0.027% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers
    • 0.013% fail on Engine mountings
    • 0.013% fail on Body security
    • 0.013% fail on Load security
      • 0.013% fail on Bootlid
  • 1.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (100% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (180% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.93% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Drivers airbag
    • 0.30% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.12% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Condition (60% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Requirements (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.58% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (71% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.28% fail on Emissions (52% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Exhaust system (83% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.027% fail on Fuel system (86% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Cap
  • 0.55% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.55% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.42% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.42% fail on Attachment (91% worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 0.36% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Steering system (80% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Track rod end (88% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.013% fail on Free play
        • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.080% fail on Steering operation (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Power steering
      • 0.040% fail on Operation
      • 0.027% fail on Electronic power steering
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