Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
68.8% pass rate
from 5,978 tests in 2020
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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Brakes (96% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 7.2% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 3.6% fail on Rbt (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.050% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.017% fail on Service brake performance
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (170% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.084% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.017% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.017% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.017% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.017% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.99% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.99% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.45% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 5.1% fail on Mechanical brake components (64% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Brake linings and pads (66% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Brake pads (65% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Brake linings (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake discs and drums (68% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Brake discs (69% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Lever (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.033% fail on Cable
        • 0.017% fail on Relay lever
        • 0.017% fail on Pivot
    • 0.79% fail on Rigid brake pipes (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Parking brake control (95% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Lever (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Electronic parking brake
    • 0.42% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (86% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Hand lever (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Pedal
    • 0.23% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.10% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.17% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.084% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.033% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.084% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.017% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.017% fail on Servos
  • 9.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Position lamp (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on All position lamps (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (83% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp aim (23% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamps (29% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp (43% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (46% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (64% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.067% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.033% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.017% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.067% fail on Direction indicators (95% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Flashing type (95% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.067% fail on Individual direction indicators (92% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.050% fail on Reversing lamps (74% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Reversing lamps (73% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 3.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.3% fail on Condition (19% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Size/type
  • 4.6% fail on Suspension (46% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.017% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.017% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.5% fail on Suspension arms (43% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Ball joint (46% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Pins and bushes (90% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.90% fail on Wheel bearings (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.067% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.017% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.017% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.17% fail on Shock absorbers (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.084% fail on Springs (97% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.084% fail on Coil springs (97% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.084% fail on Coil spring (97% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.033% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.017% fail on Suspension rod
      • 0.017% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.017% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
  • 4.2% fail on Visibility
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers (33% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.067% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.067% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.050% fail on View to rear
      • 0.050% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (24% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.6% fail on Compression ignition (130% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (180% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.30% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.23% fail on Emission control equipment (20 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.22% fail on Particulate filter (34 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.017% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.57% fail on Spark ignition (47% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.050% fail on Catalyst emissions (87% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.017% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.017% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.017% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.084% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.050% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.033% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.067% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.050% fail on Undertray
      • 0.017% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 1.3% fail on Body, chassis, structure (44% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Seats (13 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Driver's seat (22 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.17% fail on Transmission (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Joints (83% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.017% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.017% fail on Joints
    • 0.12% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.084% fail on Body
      • 0.084% fail on Other body component
    • 0.050% fail on Exhaust system (95% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Undertray
    • 0.033% fail on Doors
      • 0.017% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.017% fail on Door condition
      • 0.017% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.017% fail on Door condition
    • 0.033% fail on Boot lid
      • 0.033% fail on Boot lid condition
    • 0.017% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 0.017% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 0.017% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.017% fail on Pipe
    • 0.017% fail on Towbar
      • 0.017% fail on Coupling
  • 1.1% fail on Steering
    • 0.65% fail on Power steering (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Operation (23 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Steering linkage components (82% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.050% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.033% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.15% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.12% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.033% fail on Operation
    • 0.13% fail on Electronic power steering (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.017% fail on Steering play
      • 0.017% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.50% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.45% fail on Attachment (73% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.050% fail on Condition
  • 0.30% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (51% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
      • 0.050% fail on Requirements (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.033% fail on Attachment
    • 0.033% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (89% better than other 2011 cars)
  • 0.27% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.27% fail on Registration plates
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