Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
83.2% pass rate
from 7,246 tests in 2020
(9.7% better than other 2014 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 2014 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 5.1% fail on Brakes (46% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.6% fail on Brake performance (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 1.3% fail on Rbt (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 1.3% fail on Parking brake performance (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.041% fail on Plate brake tester (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.028% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (15 times worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.014% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.014% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
      • 0.77% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.77% fail on Rbt (43% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.70% fail on Service brake performance (60% worse than other 2014 cars)
          • 0.069% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.083% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.083% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.055% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.041% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.055% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.4% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.014% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.37% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.37% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.17% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages (7 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.097% fail on Lever (11 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.028% fail on Cable
        • 0.028% fail on Linkage (22 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Pivot
    • 0.28% fail on Parking brake control (140% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Lever (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.18% fail on Hand lever (180% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Pedal
    • 0.11% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.083% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.069% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.097% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.069% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.041% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.028% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.069% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 0.055% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.055% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.014% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.014% fail on Servos
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility (16% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers (35% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.97% fail on Washers (27% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.12% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.083% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.028% fail on View to rear
      • 0.028% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres (17% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.055% fail on Size/type
    • 0.041% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.4% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (57% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim (29% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (26% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.33% fail on Headlamps (74% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp (78% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.083% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.014% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 0.32% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.30% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.014% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.15% fail on Direction indicators (62% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Flashing type (62% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Side repeaters (72% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.069% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.14% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (81% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Stop lamp (92% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.083% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.083% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.083% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.028% fail on Switch
    • 0.069% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.041% fail on Trailer electrical socket (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.028% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.041% fail on Mandatory tell-tales (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.014% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.014% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 1.8% fail on Suspension
    • 0.58% fail on Anti-roll bars (170% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.23% fail on Linkage (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.083% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.50% fail on Springs (39% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.50% fail on Coil springs (39% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Coil spring (41% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Mounting
    • 0.35% fail on Suspension arms (51% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Ball joint dust cover (190% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes (55% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.069% fail on Ball joint (79% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers (46% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.055% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.028% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (16 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.014% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.014% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.014% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 0.77% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.72% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.58% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.36% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.18% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.041% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.028% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (8 times worse than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.014% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.014% fail on Particulate filter
      • 0.14% fail on Spark ignition (68% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.083% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (69% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.014% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.069% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.041% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.014% fail on Other leaks
  • 0.28% fail on Body, chassis, structure (70% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.097% fail on Body
      • 0.069% fail on Other body component
      • 0.014% fail on Body condition
      • 0.014% fail on Panel
    • 0.069% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.055% fail on Seats
      • 0.055% fail on Passenger's seat (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.014% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.014% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.014% fail on Tank
    • 0.014% fail on Transmission
      • 0.014% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.014% fail on Joints
    • 0.014% fail on Engine mounting
      • 0.014% fail on Bracket
    • 0.014% fail on Doors
      • 0.014% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.014% fail on Door condition
  • 0.21% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.21% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.17% fail on Attachment
    • 0.041% fail on Condition
  • 0.14% fail on Steering (58% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.11% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.028% fail on Locking devices (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.11% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (65% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
Read the Honest John Review

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