Mazda CX-7 MOT Results

Registered in 2010
59.5% pass rate
from 734 tests in 2020
(19% worse than other 2010 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 2010 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda CX-7 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Steering (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 15% fail on Steering linkage components (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 14% fail on Track rod end (9 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.41% fail on Power steering (6 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Operation (15 times worse than other 2010 cars)
  • 11% fail on Brakes (56% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Brake performance (84% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (sp)
        • 1.5% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (17 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Parking brake performance (150% worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Rbt (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 1.4% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 0.95% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.27% fail on Decelerometer (31 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.27% fail on Service brake performance (32 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.27% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.14% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.14% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.7% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.7% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.82% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.82% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.14% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.14% fail on Linkage
    • 0.95% fail on Parking brake control (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.95% fail on Lever (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.82% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.54% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.41% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.27% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.14% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.41% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.14% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.14% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.14% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.14% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.14% fail on Other components
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.6% fail on Position lamps (130% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Position lamp (120% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.6% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.3% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.2% fail on Headlamps (58% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Headlamp levelling device (7 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Headlamp (85% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.27% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.14% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.14% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.14% fail on Reversing lamps
      • 0.14% fail on Reversing lamps
  • 11% fail on Suspension
    • 5.7% fail on Anti-roll bars (97% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (160% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Linkage (8 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.82% fail on Ball joint (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 0.14% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 4.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.5% fail on Ball joint (110% worse than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.14% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.14% fail on Pins and bushes
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings (170% worse than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.27% fail on Springs (93% better than other 2010 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Coil springs (93% better than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.27% fail on Coil spring (93% better than other 2010 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
  • 5.3% fail on Tyres
    • 3.3% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.0% fail on Condition
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility
    • 3.5% fail on Wipers
    • 0.95% fail on Washers
    • 0.27% fail on View to rear
      • 0.27% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.14% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.14% fail on Bonnet
    • 0.14% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.14% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.1% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 1.9% fail on Compression ignition
        • 1.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (2 times worse than other 2010 cars)
        • 0.54% fail on Emission control equipment (35 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.41% fail on Particulate filter (64 times worse than other 2010 cars)
          • 0.14% fail on Other emission control equipment
        • 0.14% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.14% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 1.9% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.95% fail on Transmission
      • 0.95% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.82% fail on Joints
        • 0.14% fail on Flexible couplings
    • 0.82% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.14% fail on Towbar
      • 0.14% fail on Other towbar components
  • 0.68% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.68% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.54% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.41% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.14% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.14% fail on Condition
  • 0.41% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
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