Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2014
85.1% pass rate
from 6,697 tests in 2017
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.

  • 7.7% fail on Brakes (2 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Brake performance (10 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Parking brake performance (32 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Rear wheels (18 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.31% fail on Front wheels (95% worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.060% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.030% fail on Brake operation (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 1.9% fail on Parking brake (15 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Condition (16 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Hub components
      • 1.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.43% fail on Brake calipers (27 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.25% fail on Restricted movement (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Mechanical components (28 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Lever (73 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Cable (6 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Linkage
      • 0.015% fail on Pivot
    • 0.12% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.060% fail on Leaks (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Components
        • 0.015% fail on Hoses
        • 0.015% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.015% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
    • 0.030% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.015% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.015% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up
    • 0.015% fail on ABS
  • 4.2% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition (22% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.5% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (51% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim (32% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.33% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.045% fail on Rear lamps
    • 0.19% fail on Headlamps (72% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.090% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.060% fail on Headlamp (90% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.045% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.045% fail on Headlamp levelling device (9 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Registration plate lamp (83% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.10% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.10% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.045% fail on Tell tale (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Switch
    • 0.090% fail on Stop lamp (85% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.090% fail on Direction indicators (71% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.090% fail on Flashing type (71% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.090% fail on Side repeaters (65% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Battery
    • 0.015% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.015% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 2.1% fail on Driver's view of the road (36% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (48% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Washers
    • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.030% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.46% fail on Suspension (48% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.13% fail on Front (150% worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.12% fail on Condition
    • 0.090% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.045% fail on Linkage condition (4 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.045% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.045% fail on Condition
    • 0.045% fail on Suspension arms
      • 0.045% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.030% fail on Drive shafts (83% better than other 2014 cars)
      • 0.030% fail on Front drive shafts (82% better than other 2014 cars)
        • 0.030% fail on Constant velocity joints (82% better than other 2014 cars)
  • 0.25% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.12% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.10% fail on Condition
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
  • 0.10% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.060% fail on Seats
      • 0.060% fail on Passengers (5 times worse than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.030% fail on Body condition
    • 0.015% fail on Doors
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers other
  • 0.060% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.030% fail on Condition
    • 0.030% fail on Attachment
  • 0.045% fail on Steering
    • 0.015% fail on Steering control
      • 0.015% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.015% fail on Steering system
      • 0.015% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.015% fail on Power steering
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
  • 0.030% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (89% better than other 2014 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Emissions
    • 0.015% fail on Emissions not tested
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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