Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2013
80.7% pass rate
from 4,557 tests in 2017
(14% worse 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.

  • 11% fail on Brakes (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 8.8% fail on Brake performance (11 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 6.8% fail on Parking brake performance (34 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Rear wheels (18 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.42% fail on Front wheels (86% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Brake imbalance (180% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance (2 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.022% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.5% fail on Hub components (30% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.44% fail on Brake calipers (23 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.022% fail on Brake linings
    • 2.2% fail on Parking brake (14 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (16 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.39% fail on Restricted movement (8 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Hydraulic systems (150% worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Components
        • 0.088% fail on Hoses
        • 0.044% fail on Servos (84 times worse than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.022% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.022% fail on Pump
      • 0.066% fail on Operation (12 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Leaks
      • 0.044% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.18% fail on Mechanical components (24 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Lever (62 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Linkage
      • 0.022% fail on Cable
    • 0.066% fail on Air and vacuum systems (53 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (190 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Operation
    • 0.044% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.022% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.022% fail on Pedal
        • 0.022% fail on Condition
  • 4.9% fail on Tyres
    • 2.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (37% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.088% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.044% fail on Size/type
  • 3.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (26% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Wipers
    • 0.50% fail on Washers (55% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.022% fail on Mirrors
  • 2.4% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (63% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (41% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Position lamps (69% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Front lamps (66% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.31% fail on Headlamps (70% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Headlamp (84% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.044% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.044% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plate lamp (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Direction indicators (72% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Flashing type (72% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.066% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.088% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.088% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.022% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.088% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.066% fail on Trailer electrical socket (6 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Battery
    • 0.022% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.022% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 0.66% fail on Suspension (60% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.11% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.066% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.066% fail on Linkage condition (5 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.18% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.18% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.15% fail on Front
    • 0.044% fail on Suspension arms (82% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (81% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Drive shafts (80% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.044% fail on Front drive shafts (79% better than other 2013 cars)
        • 0.044% fail on Constant velocity joints (79% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 0.48% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.22% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.20% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.13% fail on Condition
      • 0.044% fail on Attachment (7 times worse than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Requirements
    • 0.022% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.022% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.022% fail on Condition
  • 0.15% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (63% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Emissions not tested (3 times worse than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.022% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.022% fail on Emissions
  • 0.11% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.066% fail on Body condition
    • 0.044% fail on Seats
      • 0.044% fail on Passengers
  • 0.044% fail on Steering (82% better than other 2013 cars)
    • 0.044% fail on Steering system (79% better than other 2013 cars)
      • 0.022% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.022% fail on Track rod end
Read the Honest John Review

  • Mazda 6 (2013 on)
    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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