Mazda MX-3 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
53.6% pass rate
from 97 tests in 2020
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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Brakes (73% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 13% fail on Brake performance
      • 7.2% fail on Service brake performance (180% worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 5.2% fail on Rbt
          • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 2.1% fail on Plate brake tester (39 times worse than other 1997 cars)
          • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance (110 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 4.1% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.0% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.1% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.0% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 8.2% fail on Mechanical brake components (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 8.2% fail on Brake linings and pads (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 8.2% fail on Brake pads (4 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 2.1% fail on Brake discs
    • 4.1% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 3.1% fail on Anti-lock braking system
      • 1.0% fail on Electronic stability control
    • 1.0% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 1.0% fail on Hand lever
    • 1.0% fail on Parking brake control
      • 1.0% fail on Lever
    • 1.0% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 1.0% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
  • 20% fail on Suspension
    • 7.2% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.2% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 4.1% fail on Coil spring
      • 1.0% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 5.2% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage
      • 1.0% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
    • 4.1% fail on Shock absorbers
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.0% fail on Ball joint
    • 1.0% fail on Suspension rods
      • 1.0% fail on Pins and bushes
  • 19% fail on Body, chassis, structure
    • 12% fail on Transmission (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 12% fail on Drive shafts (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 12% fail on Joints (3 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Belts
    • 4.1% fail on Exhaust system
    • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 2.1% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 2.1% fail on Chassis
      • 2.1% fail on Chassis condition
  • 11% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.2% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 2.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 2.1% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 2.1% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Headlamps
      • 1.0% fail on Headlamp
    • 1.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Direction indicators
      • 1.0% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.0% fail on Individual direction indicators
  • 7.2% fail on Tyres
    • 5.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
  • 5.2% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 4.1% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.0% fail on Non catalyst emissions
  • 4.1% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 4.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 3.1% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.0% fail on Condition
  • 3.1% fail on Visibility
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.1% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
  • 1.0% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plates

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