Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
79.8% pass rate
from 4,827 tests in 2020
(21% 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.

  • 5.9% fail on Brakes (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (22% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads (18% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads (19% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.91% fail on Brake discs and drums (8.8% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.91% fail on Brake discs (9.1% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Lever (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Cable (76% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Pivot (61 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Linkage
    • 2.3% fail on Brake performance (35% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (sp) (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 1.0% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.021% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.021% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.021% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.58% fail on Service brake performance (41% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Rbt (42% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.46% fail on Service brake performance (44% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.12% fail on Service brake imbalance (36% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.021% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.15% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (39% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.15% fail on Rbt (sp) (37% better than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.10% fail on Service brake performance (27% worse than other 2013 cars)
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake imbalance (76% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Brake performance not tested (21% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Rigid brake pipes (95% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Parking brake control (21% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Lever (8.4% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (35% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Hand lever (37% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pedal (31% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Flexible brake hoses (59% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (53% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Electronic stability control (29% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.041% fail on Hydraulic systems (8.9% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Servos
      • 0.021% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.041% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (8.9% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (14% worse than other 2013 cars)
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres (17% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Tread depth (12% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (26% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility (6.5% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers (36% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Washers (35% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass (94% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen (98% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Driver's view (27% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on View to rear (38% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Mirrors (37% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 4.0% fail on Suspension (33% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (160% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Linkage (14 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage ball joints (35% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (55% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover (100% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Ball joint (73% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (17 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Anti-roll bar (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (34 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.021% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (24% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint (22% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Pins and bushes (38% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint dust cover (55% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Springs (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.44% fail on Coil springs (84% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.44% fail on Coil spring (84% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Wheel bearings (93% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Shock absorbers (48% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Other suspension component (10.0% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Ball joint (12% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Macpherson strut (23% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.021% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 2.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (71% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (34% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Headlamp aim not tested (56% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.44% fail on Headlamps (78% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Headlamp (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.062% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (12% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.15% fail on Direction indicators (81% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Flashing type (81% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Side repeaters (69% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.12% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (89% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Stop lamp (97% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.062% fail on Rear reflectors (59% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (85% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Rear fog lamp (85% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.021% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.021% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.021% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.021% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.021% fail on Battery(ies)
  • 1.5% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (9.4% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Exhaust emissions (8.7% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Compression ignition (120% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on On or after 01/07/2008 (170% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.33% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (26% worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Spark ignition (68% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (55% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Catalyst emissions (86% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.021% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.083% fail on Fluid leaks (27% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Engine oil leaks (64% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.021% fail on Sound deadening material
      • 0.021% fail on Undertray
  • 0.37% fail on Body, chassis, structure (76% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Exhaust system (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Seats (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Passenger's seat (4 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.062% fail on Bumpers (20% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Transmission (94% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Drive shafts (93% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Joints (93% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.021% fail on Tank
    • 0.021% fail on Body
      • 0.021% fail on Panel
    • 0.021% fail on Doors
      • 0.021% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.021% fail on Door condition
  • 0.29% fail on Steering (68% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Steering linkage components (66% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Track rod end (66% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.021% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.041% fail on Steering gear (28% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Steering rack (24% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Steering play
      • 0.021% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.29% fail on Road Wheels (4.6% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment (28% worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.021% fail on Condition
  • 0.23% fail on Identification of the vehicle (13% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Registration plates (12% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.21% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (53% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Seat belts (17% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Condition (9.9% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (83% better than other 2013 cars)
  • 0.021% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.021% fail on Belt(s)/padding
Read the Honest John Review

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    Nimble and agile handling. Spacious cabin is very well made. Huge improvements to refinement and steering from October 2016
  • 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.

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