Mazda CX-7 MOT Results

Registered in 2011
70.7% pass rate
from 576 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 2011 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda CX-7 is unusually good or bad.

  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.7% fail on Position lamps (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Position lamp (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 0.69% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.69% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Switch
    • 0.52% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.52% fail on Battery(ies) (7 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Headlamps (86% better than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.17% fail on Headlamp cleaning device
    • 0.17% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.17% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.17% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.17% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 8.0% fail on Brakes
    • 4.9% fail on Brake performance (110% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp) (200% worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (17 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Rbt (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 1.4% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
          • 0.35% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance) (6 times worse than other 2011 cars)
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.17% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.87% fail on Rbt
          • 0.87% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.17% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.17% fail on Service brake performance
    • 3.3% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.6% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.6% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.69% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.69% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.52% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.52% fail on Hand lever
    • 0.35% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.35% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 0.17% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 0.17% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.17% fail on Lever
    • 0.17% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.17% fail on Reservoirs
  • 7.6% fail on Suspension
    • 3.5% fail on Anti-roll bars (120% worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Linkage ball joints (3 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.35% fail on Linkage
      • 0.17% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 1.2% fail on Wheel bearings (2 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.17% fail on Ball joint dust cover
    • 0.35% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 0.17% fail on Springs
      • 0.17% fail on Coil springs
        • 0.17% fail on Coil spring
  • 6.3% fail on Steering (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 5.9% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 5.9% fail on Track rod end (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Power steering (5 times worse than other 2011 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Operation (11 times worse than other 2011 cars)
  • 4.5% fail on Tyres
    • 3.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.17% fail on Size/type
  • 1.7% fail on Visibility (61% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Wipers
    • 0.52% fail on Washers (74% better than other 2011 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Driver's view
  • 1.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 1.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 0.87% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.69% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 0.17% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 0.35% fail on Spark ignition
        • 0.35% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.17% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.17% fail on Engine oil leaks
  • 1.0% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.52% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.52% fail on Transmission
      • 0.52% fail on Drive shafts
        • 0.52% fail on Joints
  • 0.35% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.35% fail on Attachment
  • 0.17% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.17% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
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  • Mazda CX-7 (2007 - 2012)
    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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