Mazda MX-3 MOT Results

Registered in 1997
48.8% pass rate
from 129 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 1997 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-3 is unusually good or bad.

  • 27% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 10% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 8.5% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 7.8% fail on Stop lamp
    • 5.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.78% fail on Matched pair
    • 4.7% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.78% fail on All position lamps
      • 0.78% fail on Rear lamps
    • 3.1% fail on Direction indicators
      • 3.1% fail on Flashing type
        • 2.3% fail on All direction indicators (5 times worse than other 1997 cars)
        • 0.78% fail on Individual lamps
    • 1.6% fail on Battery
    • 1.6% fail on Rear fog lamp
      • 1.6% fail on Fog lamp
    • 1.6% fail on Horn
    • 0.78% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 27% fail on Suspension
    • 14% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 12% fail on Component mounting (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 2.3% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.78% fail on Spring mounting
    • 7.8% fail on Anti-roll bars (140% worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.9% fail on Linkage condition (11 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.78% fail on Attachment
    • 3.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 3.9% fail on Condition
    • 3.9% fail on Drive shafts
      • 3.1% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 3.1% fail on Constant velocity joints
      • 0.78% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.78% fail on Drive shafts
    • 2.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.3% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.6% fail on Coil springs
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tie bars/rods (8 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Condition
      • 0.78% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 1.6% fail on Wheel bearings
      • 0.78% fail on Front
      • 0.78% fail on Rear
    • 0.78% fail on Bonded suspension
      • 0.78% fail on Attachment
    • 0.78% fail on Front suspension joints
  • 25% fail on Brakes (55% worse than other 1997 cars)
    • 15% fail on Brake performance
      • 10% fail on Front wheels (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Service brake performance
      • 3.1% fail on Rear wheels
    • 8.5% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 7.8% fail on Components
        • 3.9% fail on Pipes
        • 3.9% fail on Hoses
      • 0.78% fail on Operation
    • 7.0% fail on Hub components (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 6.2% fail on Brake pads (2 times worse than other 1997 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Brake calipers
    • 3.9% fail on ABS
    • 1.6% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.78% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.78% fail on Restricted movement
  • 13% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.2% fail on Exhaust system
    • 5.4% fail on Emissions
    • 3.1% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 2.3% fail on Fuel system
      • 1.6% fail on Cap
      • 0.78% fail on Pipe
  • 11% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 10% fail on Wipers
    • 2.3% fail on Washers
    • 0.78% fail on Bonnet
  • 9.3% fail on Tyres
    • 6.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 3.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.78% fail on Size/type
  • 3.9% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems
    • 3.9% fail on Seat belts
      • 2.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 1.6% fail on Condition
  • 3.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 3.1% fail on Body condition
    • 0.78% fail on Seats
      • 0.78% fail on Passengers
  • 3.1% fail on Steering
    • 2.3% fail on Power steering
      • 0.78% fail on Operation
      • 0.78% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.78% fail on Other components
    • 0.78% fail on Steering system
      • 0.78% fail on Steering rack
  • 0.78% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.78% fail on Registration plate

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