Mazda 6 MOT Results

Registered in 2016
89.5% pass rate
from 7,614 tests in 2020
(17% better than other 2016 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 2016 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 6 is unusually good or bad.

  • 3.0% fail on Tyres
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.5% fail on Condition
    • 0.053% fail on Size/type
    • 0.039% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • 2.4% fail on Brakes (21% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components (38% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.026% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.64% fail on Brake discs and drums (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.64% fail on Brake discs (180% worse than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Brake performance
      • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (68% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on Rbt (72% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.34% fail on Service brake performance (94% worse than other 2016 cars)
          • 0.053% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.12% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 0.12% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 0.079% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.079% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.066% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.026% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.013% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.013% fail on Rbt
          • 0.013% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 0.053% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.026% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.026% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.013% fail on Air and vacuum systems
      • 0.013% fail on Servos
    • 0.013% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.013% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.013% fail on Rigid brake pipes
  • 2.2% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (37% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.6% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.026% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Position lamps
      • 0.13% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.013% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.13% fail on Stop lamp (66% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Headlamps (76% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Headlamp (71% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.079% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.026% fail on Switch
    • 0.11% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (61% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Direction indicators (71% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.092% fail on Flashing type (70% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Side repeaters (79% better than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.026% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.013% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.066% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.039% fail on Trailer electrical socket
      • 0.013% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.013% fail on Horn
    • 0.026% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.026% fail on Reversing lamps
    • 0.013% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.013% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.013% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
  • 2.1% fail on Visibility (26% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers (41% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.84% fail on Washers
    • 0.11% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.11% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.066% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.039% fail on View to rear
      • 0.039% fail on Mirrors
  • 0.56% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 0.55% fail on Exhaust emissions (52% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Compression ignition (130% worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on On or after 01/01/2014 (3 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.13% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.066% fail on Emissions not tested (6 times worse than other 2016 cars)
        • 0.013% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.013% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
      • 0.14% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.11% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.053% fail on Catalyst emissions
    • 0.013% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.013% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 0.33% fail on Suspension (47% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bars (120% worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Linkage (20 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.013% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.079% fail on Springs
      • 0.079% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.079% fail on Coil spring
    • 0.039% fail on Shock absorbers (78% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.039% fail on Suspension arms (73% better than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.026% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.013% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.026% fail on Wheel bearings
  • 0.18% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.066% fail on Seats
      • 0.053% fail on Passenger's seat (4 times worse than other 2016 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Driver's seat
    • 0.053% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.026% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.013% fail on Tank
      • 0.013% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.026% fail on Body
      • 0.013% fail on Panel
      • 0.013% fail on Other body component
    • 0.013% fail on Undertray
  • 0.16% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.16% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
  • 0.13% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.13% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.066% fail on Attachment
    • 0.039% fail on Condition
  • 0.026% fail on Steering (79% better than other 2016 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.013% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.013% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 0.013% fail on Track rod end
  • 0.013% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.013% fail on Anchorages
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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