Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2015
86.3% pass rate
from 7,532 tests in 2020
(10.0% better than other 2015 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 2015 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 4.2% fail on Visibility
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers (19% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Washers
    • 0.040% fail on View to rear
      • 0.040% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.027% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.013% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.013% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.4% fail on Brakes (24% worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Mechanical brake components (29% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.70% fail on Brake discs and drums (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.70% fail on Brake discs (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.027% fail on Lever
    • 0.85% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.42% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (140% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt
          • 0.33% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.093% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.27% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2015 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.066% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.013% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 0.093% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.080% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.013% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.066% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.040% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.027% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.013% fail on Pedal
    • 0.040% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.040% fail on Lever
    • 0.027% fail on Air and vacuum systems (21 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Pressure/vacuum build up (158 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Servos
    • 0.027% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 3.3% fail on Tyres
    • 1.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.053% fail on Size/type
    • 0.013% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.3% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (43% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.21% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (50% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.15% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.027% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.16% fail on Headlamps (78% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Headlamp (79% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.11% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.093% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.013% fail on Switch
    • 0.066% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.027% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.013% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.013% fail on Horn
    • 0.040% fail on Direction indicators (87% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Flashing type (87% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Side repeaters (89% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.040% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.040% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.040% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.027% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.027% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.013% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.013% fail on Switch
  • 1.00% fail on Suspension
    • 0.48% fail on Springs
      • 0.48% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.48% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.20% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.066% fail on Linkage (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.027% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.027% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.13% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension arms (71% better than other 2015 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.040% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.066% fail on Shock absorbers (77% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.013% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
  • 0.74% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.72% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.60% fail on Compression ignition (110% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (82% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (100% worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.093% fail on Emissions not tested (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.013% fail on Particulate filter
        • 0.013% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.013% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.12% fail on Spark ignition (61% better than other 2015 cars)
        • 0.12% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.027% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.027% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.25% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.25% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.15% fail on Body, chassis, structure (71% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Seats
      • 0.053% fail on Passenger's seat (4 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.027% fail on Body
      • 0.027% fail on Other body component
    • 0.027% fail on Doors
      • 0.027% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.027% fail on Door condition
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment
    • 0.040% fail on Condition
  • 0.13% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.12% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.080% fail on Condition
      • 0.040% fail on Requirements (6 times worse than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.053% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2015 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.027% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.013% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.013% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
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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