Mazda CX-7 MOT Results

Registered in 2007
49.3% pass rate
from 268 tests in 2017
(28% worse than other 2007 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 2007 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda CX-7 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension (74% worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 12% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage condition (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.37% fail on Condition
      • 0.37% fail on Attachment
    • 9.3% fail on Suspension arms (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 9.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Front suspension joints (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Coil springs (79% better than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (78% better than other 2007 cars)
    • 0.75% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.37% fail on Front
      • 0.37% fail on Rear
    • 0.75% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.75% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.75% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.37% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.37% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.37% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
  • 20% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 9.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 8.6% fail on Front lamps (91% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Rear lamps
    • 5.6% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (50 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.9% fail on Headlamp levelling device (71 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.37% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 1.9% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (25 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (18 times worse than other 2007 cars)
        • 0.75% fail on Headlamp levelling device (124 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.0% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.5% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.1% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.75% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.75% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.75% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.37% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 13% fail on Steering (4 times worse than other 2007 cars)
    • 13% fail on Steering system (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 13% fail on Track rod end (8 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (5 times worse than other 2007 cars)
  • 13% fail on Brakes
    • 10% fail on Brake performance (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 6.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Rear wheels (130% worse than other 2007 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.37% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components
      • 1.9% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.75% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.75% fail on Condition
      • 0.37% fail on Fitment
    • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.75% fail on Leaks
      • 0.37% fail on Components
        • 0.37% fail on Hoses
    • 0.75% fail on ABS
    • 0.37% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.37% fail on Restricted movement
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.7% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.1% fail on Condition
  • 3.7% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 1.5% fail on Washers
    • 1.1% fail on Windscreen
    • 1.1% fail on Wipers
  • 3.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 3.0% fail on Emissions
    • 0.37% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.37% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.37% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.37% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.37% fail on Requirements
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