Mazda CX-7 MOT Results

Registered in 2009
57.9% pass rate
from 368 tests in 2017
(28% 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.

  • 18% fail on Suspension (64% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 9.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (130% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Linkage condition (24 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment
      • 0.27% fail on Presence
    • 5.4% fail on Suspension arms (190% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Front suspension joints (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.82% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.82% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.82% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 0.54% fail on Trailing arms
      • 0.54% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.54% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.54% fail on Front
    • 0.27% fail on Coil springs
      • 0.27% fail on Condition
  • 14% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 7.9% fail on Position lamps (110% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Front lamps (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Rear lamps
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.9% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.1% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest (30 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.82% fail on Headlamp levelling device (35 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Headlamp cleaning device (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.54% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 0.54% fail on Fog lamp
    • 0.54% fail on Hazard warning (10 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Switch (16 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Trailer electrical socket
  • 11% fail on Steering (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 11% fail on Steering system (9 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 11% fail on Track rod end (12 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint (8 times worse than other 2009 cars)
  • 10% fail on Brakes (54% worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Brake performance (160% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Parking brake performance (4 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Rear wheels (140% worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 0.27% fail on Parking brake operation
      • 0.27% fail on Brake operation
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake (2 times worse than other 2009 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2009 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Hub components
      • 0.82% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.27% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.54% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.27% fail on Components
        • 0.27% fail on Hoses
      • 0.27% fail on Leaks
    • 0.27% fail on ABS
  • 5.7% fail on Tyres
    • 3.8% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.54% fail on Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 0.27% fail on Size/type
  • 4.1% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 2.7% fail on Wipers
    • 0.82% fail on Washers
    • 0.54% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.54% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 0.27% fail on Emissions
    • 0.27% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 0.27% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.27% fail on Attachment
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