Mazda 626 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
51.0% pass rate
from 51 tests in 2020
(31% worse than other 1997 cars)
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda 626 is unusually good or bad.

  • 25% fail on Suspension (94% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 16% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Other suspension component (11 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Other suspension component
      • 2.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint
    • 3.9% fail on Suspension arms (8.0% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Suspension arm
      • 2.0% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint
    • 2.0% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 2.0% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension rods
      • 2.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (55% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Chassis (200% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Chassis condition (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Fuel system (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Tank
      • 2.0% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 3.9% fail on Body (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Other body component (21 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.0% fail on Transmission
      • 2.0% fail on Drive shafts
        • 2.0% fail on Joints
    • 2.0% fail on Doors
      • 2.0% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 2.0% fail on Door condition
  • 14% fail on Tyres (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Tread depth (74% worse than other 1997 cars)
  • 9.8% fail on Brakes (19% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Brake performance (6.7% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (100% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake imbalance (130% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 5.9% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (75% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (85% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance (54% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (59% worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance (97% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 3.9% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 2.0% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 2.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
    • 2.0% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 2.0% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 9.8% fail on Visibility (39% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 7.8% fail on Wipers (94% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Washers
  • 5.9% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (58% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp (6.9% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 5.9% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (21% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust emissions (43% better than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Spark ignition (38% better than other 1997 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Catalyst emissions (23% better than other 1997 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 2.0% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 2.0% fail on Steering
    • 2.0% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.0% fail on Track rod end
  • 2.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.0% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.0% fail on Condition

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