Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
71.6% pass rate
from 7,815 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.9% fail on Position lamps (99% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Front lamps (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Rear lamps (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.6% fail on Registration plate lamp (55% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim (47% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Headlamps (51% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.77% fail on Headlamp (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Headlamp levelling device (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Stop lamp (69% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Battery
    • 0.12% fail on Rear fog lamp (68% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Fog lamp (67% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Direction indicators (95% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Flashing type (95% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.051% fail on Side repeaters (91% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Individual lamps (97% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.051% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.013% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.013% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.013% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.013% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.013% fail on Horn
  • 11% fail on Brakes (89% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 6.0% fail on Brake performance (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Rear wheels (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Front wheels (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake imbalance (140% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.2% fail on Hub components (89% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Brake pads (95% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.84% fail on Brake discs (53% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.64% fail on Parking brake (83% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Condition (100% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.32% fail on Components
        • 0.24% fail on Pipes
        • 0.051% fail on Hoses
        • 0.013% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.013% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.13% fail on Leaks (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Operation
      • 0.026% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.32% fail on Restricted movement (200% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.064% fail on ABS (68% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.051% fail on Pedal
        • 0.051% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.038% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.013% fail on Lever
      • 0.013% fail on Cable
      • 0.013% fail on Pivot
    • 0.026% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.013% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.013% fail on Operation
  • 6.0% fail on Tyres (11% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Condition
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (33% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Valve stem (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.051% fail on Size/type
  • 5.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.8% fail on Wipers (43% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.99% fail on Washers (46% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.038% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.9% fail on Suspension (64% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.81% fail on Linkage condition (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Condition
    • 0.50% fail on Wheel bearings (55% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Front (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Rear
    • 0.45% fail on Suspension arms (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (65% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.33% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.26% fail on Shock absorbers (76% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Drive shafts (71% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Front drive shafts (71% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on Constant velocity joints (70% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Coil springs (99% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Condition (99% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Trailing arms (79% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Condition
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.013% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment
    • 0.013% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 1.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seats (17 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Drivers (26 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Passengers
    • 0.15% fail on Body condition
    • 0.026% fail on Doors (80% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers
      • 0.013% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.49% fail on Steering (53% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Power steering (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Operation (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering system (83% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.064% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.026% fail on Track rod end (96% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.013% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.12% fail on Steering operation (3 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.026% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.40% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.28% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Requirements (5 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Condition (62% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.051% fail on Attachment (4 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.13% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.13% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.33% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.064% fail on Condition
  • 0.32% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (77% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.12% fail on Emissions (62% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Exhaust system (92% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.013% fail on System
  • 0.32% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.32% fail on Registration plate
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