Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
73.2% pass rate
from 3,727 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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 9.7% fail on Brakes (83% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 5.1% fail on Brake performance (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Service brake performance (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.8% fail on Rbt (170% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.94% fail on Service brake imbalance (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.054% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 2.3% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (sp) (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Plate brake tester (sp) (21 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.64% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.43% fail on Service brake imbalance (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.32% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.51% fail on Rbt
          • 0.51% fail on Parking brake performance (110% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.6% fail on Mechanical brake components (53% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 4.0% fail on Brake linings and pads (62% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 4.0% fail on Brake pads (63% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.89% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.89% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.054% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.027% fail on Cable
        • 0.027% fail on Linkage
    • 0.51% fail on Rigid brake pipes (120% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.30% fail on Lever
    • 0.19% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.13% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.054% fail on Pedal
    • 0.19% fail on Flexible brake hoses (180% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.080% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.080% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.080% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.054% fail on Reservoirs (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Master cylinder
    • 0.080% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.054% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.027% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 7.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (14% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Position lamps (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Position lamp (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.080% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (55% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Stop lamp (31% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps (51% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Headlamp (62% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.080% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (74% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Rear fog lamp (74% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Rear fog lamp (73% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.054% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.027% fail on Horn
    • 0.027% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.027% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.027% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.027% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.027% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.027% fail on Main beam tell-tale
  • 5.0% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Linkage (21 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.16% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.080% fail on Anti-roll bar (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.054% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (24 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (29% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint (47% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.91% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.13% fail on Springs (95% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Coil springs (95% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Coil spring (95% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.027% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 4.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.4% fail on Tread depth (24% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.080% fail on Size/type
  • 4.0% fail on Visibility
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 1.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.11% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.027% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.027% fail on Windscreen
  • 1.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.6% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.4% fail on Compression ignition (150% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.89% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (200% worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Emission control equipment (37 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.21% fail on Particulate filter (72 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 0.054% fail on Other emission control equipment (41 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.13% fail on Emissions not tested (2 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.027% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
      • 0.27% fail on Spark ignition (66% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (67% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.080% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.054% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.027% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.027% fail on Undertray
  • 0.94% fail on Steering
    • 0.70% fail on Power steering (26 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Operation (53 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.080% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.027% fail on Operation
    • 0.054% fail on Steering linkage components (93% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.027% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.054% fail on Steering play
      • 0.054% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.027% fail on Electronic power steering
  • 0.59% fail on Body, chassis, structure (65% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Seats (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Driver's seat (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.054% fail on Tank
      • 0.027% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.080% fail on Body
      • 0.080% fail on Other body component
    • 0.054% fail on Exhaust system (91% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Transmission (92% better than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Drive shafts (92% better than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Joints (92% better than other 2012 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Undertray
  • 0.38% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.38% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.32% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.27% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment
      • 0.027% fail on Requirements
    • 0.054% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (81% better than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.30% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
    • 0.027% fail on Condition
Read the Honest John Review

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