Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
78.1% pass rate
from 3,245 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 7.3% fail on Brakes (90% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Hub components (73% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Brake pads (80% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.092% fail on Brake calipers
    • 3.2% fail on Brake performance (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Rear wheels (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Front wheels (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake imbalance (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.43% fail on Parking brake (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.43% fail on Condition (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Restricted movement (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.12% fail on Components
        • 0.092% fail on Pipes
        • 0.031% fail on Hoses
      • 0.092% fail on Leaks (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.092% fail on Mechanical components (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Lever (32 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on ABS
    • 0.031% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.031% fail on Pedal
        • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 7.1% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Front lamps (160% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Rear lamps
      • 0.031% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Headlamps (66% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Headlamp (79% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Stop lamp (63% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Battery
    • 0.092% fail on Trailer electrical socket (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.092% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.092% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.062% fail on Direction indicators (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Flashing type (93% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Side repeaters (84% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.031% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 5.9% fail on Driver's view of the road (33% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Wipers (60% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
    • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.062% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.8% fail on Condition
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.52% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (190% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.031% fail on Size/type
  • 1.8% fail on Suspension (51% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage condition (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 0.49% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.49% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.31% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
    • 0.22% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.22% fail on Front
    • 0.062% fail on Coil springs (96% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Condition (96% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.062% fail on Drive shafts (82% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Front drive shafts (81% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.062% fail on Constant velocity joints (81% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.71% fail on Steering (81% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Power steering (15 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Operation (44 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Drive system
    • 0.15% fail on Steering operation (13 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Steering system
      • 0.092% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.31% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.31% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.28% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.18% fail on Seats (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Drivers (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Body condition
    • 0.031% fail on Body security
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 0.12% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.092% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.062% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Requirements
    • 0.031% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.031% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.092% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (86% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.031% fail on Exhaust system
Read the Honest John Review

  • Mazda 6 Tourer (2012 on)
    Great to drive with a well-finished cabin, comfortable and practical, huge improvements to refinement and steering from October 2016.
  • Mazda 6 (2008 - 2012)
    Neatly styled, entry-level models a good balance of ride and handling, excellent 2.2-litre diesel engine.

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