Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 1992
59.4% pass rate
from 2,033 tests in 2017
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 1992 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 22% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 8.6% fail on Rear fog lamp (100% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 7.7% fail on Fog lamp (96% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Tell tale (170% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Switch
    • 6.2% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.0% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.79% fail on Rear lamps (56% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on All position lamps
    • 3.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 2.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 2.8% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.20% fail on Switch
      • 0.098% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.098% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.7% fail on Direction indicators
      • 2.7% fail on Flashing type
        • 1.6% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.59% fail on Side repeaters (51% better than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.39% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.15% fail on Tell tales
    • 2.0% fail on Horn
    • 1.6% fail on Battery
    • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.15% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.15% fail on Hazard warning (77% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Lamp
      • 0.049% fail on Tell tale
  • 18% fail on Brakes (27% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (48% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Parking brake performance (96% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 6.5% fail on Rear wheels (60% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (89% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.049% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.049% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.8% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 4.2% fail on Components
        • 3.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.54% fail on Hoses (62% better than other 1992 cars)
        • 0.25% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.049% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.44% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.34% fail on Leaks
      • 0.049% fail on Operation
    • 2.2% fail on Hub components
      • 1.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.54% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.39% fail on Brake calipers (190% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.98% fail on Condition
    • 0.34% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.34% fail on Pedal
        • 0.20% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.15% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.049% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.049% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 14% fail on Suspension
    • 4.3% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 4.3% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Prescribed areas (40% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Component mounting (48% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.15% fail on Spring mounting (77% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Suspension arms (49% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (50% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Condition
      • 0.049% fail on Attachment
    • 1.8% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 0.79% fail on Linkage condition (3 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.64% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.44% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.049% fail on Attachment
    • 1.6% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.4% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.4% fail on Condition
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings (91% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Front (89% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Rear
    • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts (94% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.15% fail on Drive shafts
    • 0.098% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.049% fail on Condition
      • 0.049% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.049% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.049% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.049% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
  • 7.8% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (18% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 5.4% fail on Emissions
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system (43% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 0.69% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.25% fail on Fuel system (80% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Cap
      • 0.049% fail on Tank
      • 0.049% fail on Pipe
  • 6.9% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.6% fail on Washers
    • 3.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.49% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.30% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.049% fail on Bonnet
  • 6.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (64% worse than other 1992 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Seat belts (65% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Prescribed areas (96% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Condition
      • 0.049% fail on Attachment
  • 4.9% fail on Steering
    • 3.6% fail on Steering system
      • 2.4% fail on Track rod end (47% worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.098% fail on Steering arm
      • 0.049% fail on Intermediate drop arm
    • 0.89% fail on Power steering
      • 0.49% fail on Pipes and hoses (2 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Other components
      • 0.15% fail on Operation
      • 0.049% fail on Drive system
    • 0.49% fail on Steering control
      • 0.34% fail on Steering wheel (4 times worse than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.098% fail on Steering lock
      • 0.049% fail on Steering column
    • 0.15% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.049% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.049% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 4.0% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.20% fail on Size/type
    • 0.049% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.5% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (32% better than other 1992 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition
    • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis
    • 0.39% fail on Doors
      • 0.20% fail on Drivers
      • 0.15% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.049% fail on Passengers other
    • 0.098% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.098% fail on Seats (84% better than other 1992 cars)
      • 0.049% fail on Passengers
      • 0.049% fail on Drivers
    • 0.049% fail on Body security
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.6% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.34% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.25% fail on Attachment
    • 0.098% fail on Condition

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