Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
81.4% pass rate
from 5,164 tests in 2020
(19% better than other 2013 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 2013 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.2% fail on Brakes (20% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs and drums (55% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Brake discs (55% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Lever (10 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on Cable
    • 2.4% fail on Brake performance (86% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.058% fail on Plate brake tester (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.039% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (14 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.019% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.77% fail on Rbt
          • 0.64% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.15% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.097% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.019% fail on Service brake performance
    • 0.29% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.29% fail on Lever (110% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.19% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.058% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.19% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.077% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.039% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.019% fail on Servos
      • 0.019% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.058% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.039% fail on Air and vacuum systems (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.039% fail on Servos (15 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.019% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers (49% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.91% fail on Washers (42% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.077% fail on View to rear
      • 0.077% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.039% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.039% fail on Windscreen
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres (19% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.077% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 2.8% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (62% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.52% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.46% fail on Position lamp (40% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.058% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.29% fail on Headlamps (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Headlamp (87% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.019% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.19% fail on Direction indicators (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Flashing type (69% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Side repeaters (64% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.058% fail on Individual direction indicators (75% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.097% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.039% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.019% fail on Trailer electrical socket
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (88% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Stop lamp (98% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.019% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.019% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.019% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 2.4% fail on Suspension (44% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.87% fail on Anti-roll bars (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Linkage (9 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (130% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.077% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.019% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.83% fail on Suspension arms (37% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Ball joint (44% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Pins and bushes (52% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.019% fail on Suspension arm
    • 0.37% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.21% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.15% fail on Springs (92% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Coil springs (92% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Coil spring (93% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.019% fail on Mounting
    • 0.019% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
  • 1.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.0% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.83% fail on Compression ignition (72% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (88% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.23% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.15% fail on Emissions not tested (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.039% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.019% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
      • 0.23% fail on Spark ignition (62% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.19% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.039% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.019% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.019% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.058% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.058% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.29% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.29% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.29% fail on Body, chassis, structure (77% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Transmission (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.097% fail on Drive shafts (79% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Joints (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Seats
      • 0.058% fail on Passenger's seat
      • 0.019% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.019% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.019% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.019% fail on Tank
    • 0.019% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.019% fail on Body
      • 0.019% fail on Other body component
    • 0.019% fail on Doors
      • 0.019% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.019% fail on Door condition
    • 0.019% fail on Undertray
  • 0.19% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Steering linkage components (72% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Track rod end (77% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.019% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.019% fail on Drag link end
    • 0.019% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.019% fail on Steering play
      • 0.019% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.15% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (62% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.097% fail on Condition
      • 0.019% fail on Attachment
    • 0.039% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (82% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.058% fail on Road Wheels (77% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Condition
    • 0.019% fail on Attachment
Read the Honest John Review

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