Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
73.4% pass rate
from 5,342 tests in 2017
(8.1% worse than other 2011 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (12% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Position lamps (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Front lamps (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Rear lamps (86% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Headlamp aim (31% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.88% fail on Stop lamp (46% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Headlamps (52% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Headlamp (73% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.056% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.13% fail on Battery
    • 0.056% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.037% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.037% fail on Direction indicators (96% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Flashing type (96% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.019% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.037% fail on Horn
    • 0.019% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.019% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.019% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.019% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 9.3% fail on Brakes (100% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Rear wheels (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Front wheels (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Brake imbalance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.075% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.037% fail on Brake operation
    • 5.0% fail on Hub components (88% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Brake pads (97% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.19% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Brake linings
    • 0.41% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.41% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.28% fail on Components
        • 0.19% fail on Pipes
        • 0.075% fail on Hoses
        • 0.019% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.075% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Leaks
    • 0.19% fail on Restricted movement (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.056% fail on Pedal
        • 0.056% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.056% fail on ABS
    • 0.037% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.037% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.019% fail on Linkage
      • 0.019% fail on Cable
  • 6.1% fail on Tyres
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.36% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (160% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Size/type
    • 0.15% fail on Valve stem
  • 5.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.0% fail on Wipers (49% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Washers (52% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.056% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.3% fail on Suspension (59% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.77% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage condition (12 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (69% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.056% fail on Condition (9 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Attachment (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Suspension arms (50% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (51% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
    • 0.47% fail on Wheel bearings (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Front (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.19% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Condition (77% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Drive shafts (68% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Front drive shafts (68% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Constant velocity joints (71% better than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.056% fail on Coil springs (98% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.056% fail on Condition (98% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.019% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 0.77% fail on Steering
    • 0.39% fail on Power steering (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Operation (17 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Electronic power steering
    • 0.21% fail on Steering system (56% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.094% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.056% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.037% fail on Track rod end (89% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.17% fail on Steering operation (8 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.58% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (140% worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.45% fail on Seats (10 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Drivers (19 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Passengers
    • 0.094% fail on Body condition
    • 0.037% fail on Doors
      • 0.019% fail on Drivers
      • 0.019% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.34% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.34% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.26% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.075% fail on Condition
  • 0.26% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.21% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.056% fail on Requirements (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.037% fail on Attachment
    • 0.056% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.056% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (85% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.075% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.037% fail on Exhaust system (93% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.037% fail on Emissions
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