Mazda CX-7 MOT Results

Registered in 2008
58.3% pass rate
from 424 tests in 2017
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.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (33% worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 9.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (140% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Linkage condition (15 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 7.1% fail on Suspension arms (180% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (190% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Attachment
    • 2.8% fail on Front suspension joints (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.94% fail on Coil springs (81% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.71% fail on Condition (86% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Location
    • 0.94% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.94% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.94% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.71% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.47% fail on Attachment (34 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.71% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.71% fail on Rear
    • 0.24% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.24% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 6.6% fail on Front lamps (70% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.1% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.6% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (32 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 1.2% fail on Headlamp levelling device (41 times worse than other 2008 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.94% fail on Headlamp (68% better than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.24% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.94% fail on Battery
    • 0.71% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.71% fail on Fog lamp
      • 0.47% fail on Tell tale (16 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 0.47% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.47% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.47% fail on Individual lamps
    • 0.24% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.24% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.24% fail on Switch
  • 13% fail on Steering (6 times worse than other 2008 cars)
    • 13% fail on Steering system (7 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 11% fail on Track rod end (10 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Ball joint (9 times worse than other 2008 cars)
  • 10% fail on Brakes
    • 5.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.3% fail on Parking brake performance (130% worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 0.71% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.71% fail on Brake operation (30 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 4.0% fail on Hub components
      • 3.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.71% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.24% fail on Brake back plates
    • 1.4% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.94% fail on Components
        • 0.94% fail on Hoses (3 times worse than other 2008 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Leaks
      • 0.24% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on ABS
    • 0.24% fail on Restricted movement
  • 6.6% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.5% fail on Wipers
    • 1.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.71% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.24% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 0.24% fail on Valve stem
  • 1.7% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 1.7% fail on Emissions
    • 0.47% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.94% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.94% fail on Attachment
  • 0.71% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.71% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.47% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 0.24% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.24% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
    • 0.24% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.24% fail on Condition
  • 0.24% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 0.24% fail on Engine mountings
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