Mazda MX-3 MOT Results

Registered in 1996
50.5% pass rate
from 97 tests in 2017
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 1996 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 26% fail on Suspension
    • 13% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 12% fail on Component mounting (130% worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Spring mounting
    • 8.2% fail on Drive shafts
      • 8.2% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 8.2% fail on Constant velocity joints
    • 4.1% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.1% fail on Condition
    • 3.1% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.1% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 3.1% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.0% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage condition
    • 1.0% fail on Trailing arms
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
  • 21% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 5.2% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 5.2% fail on Fog lamp
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Front lamps
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 3.1% fail on Individual lamps
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Battery
    • 1.0% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.0% fail on Horn
  • 21% fail on Brakes
    • 14% fail on Brake performance
      • 11% fail on Front wheels (2 times worse than other 1996 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Rear wheels
      • 4.1% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
    • 10% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 9.3% fail on Components
        • 6.2% fail on Pipes
        • 3.1% fail on Hoses
        • 1.0% fail on Reservoirs
      • 1.0% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 1.0% fail on Leaks
    • 2.1% fail on Hub components
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 1.0% fail on Brake calipers
    • 1.0% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Service brake control components
      • 1.0% fail on Pedal
        • 1.0% fail on Condition
  • 14% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 9.3% fail on Exhaust system
    • 6.2% fail on Emissions
    • 2.1% fail on Fuel system
      • 2.1% fail on Cap
    • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
  • 10% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 5.2% fail on Wipers
    • 4.1% fail on Washers
    • 1.0% fail on Windscreen
  • 6.2% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.1% fail on Body condition
    • 2.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis
    • 1.0% fail on Seats
      • 1.0% fail on Drivers
  • 4.1% fail on Tyres
    • 1.0% fail on Size/type
    • 1.0% fail on Condition
    • 1.0% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.0% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.1% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.0% fail on Requirements
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Steering system
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate

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