Mazda CX-7 MOT Results

Registered in 2012
63.5% pass rate
from 178 tests in 2020
(39% worse than other 2012 cars)
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 2012 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda CX-7 is unusually good or bad.

  • 12% fail on Brakes (130% worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 7.9% fail on Brake performance (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 5.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (sp) (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 1.7% fail on Decelerometer (sp) (45 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Rbt (7 times worse than other 2012 cars)
          • 2.2% fail on Parking brake performance (8 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.1% fail on Rbt
          • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.56% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 0.56% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
    • 3.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.2% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.2% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.7% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.7% fail on Brake discs
    • 2.2% fail on Parking brake control (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Lever (12 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (5 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Hand lever (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 7.9% fail on Tyres
    • 5.1% fail on Condition
    • 3.4% fail on Tread depth
  • 6.7% fail on Suspension
    • 3.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (3 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage (20 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Ball joint (9 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 0.56% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 1.7% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Wheel bearings
    • 0.56% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 6.2% fail on Visibility
    • 5.1% fail on Wipers
    • 1.1% fail on Washers
  • 5.6% fail on Steering (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Steering linkage components (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Track rod end (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 0.56% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.1% fail on Power steering (43 times worse than other 2012 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Operation (86 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 5.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.1% fail on Position lamp
    • 0.56% fail on Headlamps
      • 0.56% fail on Headlamp
    • 0.56% fail on Stop lamp
    • 0.56% fail on Direction indicators
      • 0.56% fail on Flashing type
        • 0.56% fail on Individual direction indicators
    • 0.56% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 0.56% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.56% fail on Horn
  • 3.4% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 2.8% fail on Compression ignition (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (6 times worse than other 2012 cars)
        • 0.56% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 1.1% fail on Spark ignition
        • 1.1% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
  • 1.7% fail on Identification of the vehicle (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Registration plates (4 times worse than other 2012 cars)
  • 0.56% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 0.56% fail on Exhaust system
  • 0.56% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 0.56% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.56% fail on Condition
  • 0.56% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.56% fail on Attachment
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