Mazda CX-7 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
54.6% pass rate
from 414 tests in 2020
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 2008 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda CX-7 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.3% fail on Headlamps (76% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Headlamp levelling device (24 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
    • 6.0% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 5.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 2.9% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.97% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.48% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.48% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.24% fail on Individual direction indicators
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.24% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
    • 0.24% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.24% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 14% fail on Brakes (47% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Brake performance (120% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (100% worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (30 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.1% fail on Rbt
          • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.72% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (200% worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Decelerometer (39 times worse than other 2008 cars)
          • 0.24% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.24% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.48% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.24% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.24% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.24% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 3.6% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.4% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.4% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.2% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.72% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.48% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.48% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.48% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.24% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.24% fail on Flexible brake hoses
  • 13% fail on Steering (4 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 13% fail on Steering linkage components (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 12% fail on Track rod end (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.24% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.24% fail on Steering rack
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 6.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (66% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.4% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.48% fail on Linkage
      • 0.24% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.24% fail on Ball joint
    • 5.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.6% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint dust cover (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 0.72% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.72% fail on Springs (85% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.72% fail on Coil springs (85% better than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.72% fail on Coil spring (85% better than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Shock absorbers
  • 7.5% fail on Visibility
    • 5.8% fail on Wipers (110% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.24% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.24% fail on Windscreen
  • 5.8% fail on Tyres
    • 4.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
  • 4.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.9% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition
        • 2.9% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.97% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.48% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.24% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.24% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.72% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.48% fail on Transmission oil leaks (22 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 3.1% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 2.4% fail on Transmission
      • 1.9% fail on Drive shafts
        • 1.9% fail on Joints
      • 0.48% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.24% fail on Prop shaft
        • 0.24% fail on Joints
    • 0.72% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.24% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
  • 0.97% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.97% fail on Attachment
  • 0.48% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 0.24% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.24% fail on Registration plates
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    Sharp styling, handles extremely well for a 4x4, smart and comfortable interior, much more economical 2.2-litre diesel version from 2009.

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