Mazda CX-7 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
56.6% pass rate
from 396 tests in 2020
(18% worse than other 2009 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 2009 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda CX-7 is unusually good or bad.

  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 7.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.8% fail on Linkage (7 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.76% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.51% fail on Anti-roll bar (16 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting (46 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 6.8% fail on Suspension arms (72% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Ball joint (200% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.25% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.5% fail on Springs (64% better than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Coil springs (64% better than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Coil spring (64% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.51% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.25% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.25% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.25% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.25% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.25% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.25% fail on Ball joint
  • 15% fail on Steering (6 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 15% fail on Steering linkage components (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 15% fail on Track rod end (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.25% fail on Steering rack
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 4.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp levelling device (24 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.3% fail on Position lamp
    • 2.0% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.76% fail on Hazard warning (15 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Switch (15 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.25% fail on Electrical wiring
      • 0.25% fail on Horn
    • 0.25% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.25% fail on Rear fog lamp
  • 11% fail on Brakes
    • 7.3% fail on Brake performance (93% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 3.8% fail on Rbt (sp) (150% worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 1.8% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
          • 0.76% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt
          • 1.5% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.25% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.25% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.25% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.25% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.25% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.0% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.0% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.3% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.3% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.76% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.76% fail on Lever
    • 0.51% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.25% fail on Pedal
      • 0.25% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.51% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.51% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.25% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.25% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.25% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Size/type
  • 4.3% fail on Visibility
    • 2.8% fail on Wipers
    • 1.0% fail on Washers
    • 0.25% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.25% fail on View to rear
      • 0.25% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.3% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.3% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.0% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.0% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 0.51% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.51% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.3% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.76% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.51% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
  • 0.76% fail on Body, chassis, structure (81% better than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.51% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.25% fail on Transmission
      • 0.25% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.25% fail on Joints
  • 0.51% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.51% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.51% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Condition
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
  • 0.25% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.25% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
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