Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 1993
56.5% pass rate
from 1,932 tests in 2017
(7.5% worse than other 1993 cars)
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 1993 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 23% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 8.9% fail on Rear fog lamp (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 7.9% fail on Fog lamp (110% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Tell tale (150% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.47% fail on Switch
    • 6.5% fail on Headlamp aim (36% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 4.1% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.5% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.72% fail on Rear lamps (57% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.5% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 3.4% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.0% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.10% fail on Matched pair (5 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
    • 2.3% fail on Horn (76% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Battery
    • 1.6% fail on Direction indicators (50% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 1.6% fail on Flashing type (50% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.93% fail on Individual lamps
        • 0.62% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.052% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.21% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.10% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.10% fail on Hazard warning (81% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.10% fail on Switch
  • 19% fail on Brakes (30% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (59% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Parking brake performance (78% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Rear wheels (59% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 5.3% fail on Front wheels (54% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.9% fail on Service brake performance (69% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 4.3% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 3.9% fail on Components
        • 3.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.36% fail on Hoses (75% better than other 1993 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.052% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.41% fail on Leaks
      • 0.052% fail on Operation
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components (65% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Brake pads (88% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.41% fail on Brake calipers (160% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.67% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.67% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.26% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.26% fail on Pedal
        • 0.26% fail on Anti-slip
    • 0.21% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.16% fail on Cable
      • 0.052% fail on Lever
    • 0.052% fail on ABS
    • 0.052% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.052% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
  • 13% fail on Suspension (20% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.8% fail on Coil springs (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 3.8% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Prescribed areas (47% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Component mounting (47% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.83% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.052% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Suspension arms
      • 2.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.21% fail on Condition
    • 2.5% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.1% fail on Linkage condition (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.88% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.47% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
      • 0.052% fail on Presence
    • 1.7% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.21% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices (2 times worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Wheel bearings (91% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Front (84% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 0.052% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.052% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.052% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.052% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.052% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.052% fail on Condition
  • 9.4% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.9% fail on Emissions (26% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Exhaust system (33% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system (84% better than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Cap
      • 0.052% fail on System
  • 8.2% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.2% fail on Wipers
    • 4.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.52% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
    • 0.052% fail on Bonnet
  • 7.0% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (61% worse than other 1993 cars)
    • 7.0% fail on Seat belts (66% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Prescribed areas (85% worse than other 1993 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
      • 0.10% fail on Attachment
    • 0.052% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.052% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 4.6% fail on Steering
    • 3.9% fail on Steering system
      • 2.0% fail on Steering rack
      • 1.9% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.31% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.41% fail on Power steering
      • 0.16% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.16% fail on Other components
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.052% fail on Rams
    • 0.21% fail on Steering control
      • 0.21% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.16% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.052% fail on Steering operation
  • 4.4% fail on Tyres
    • 2.6% fail on Condition
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 0.052% fail on Size/type
    • 0.052% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.9% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (27% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition (39% better than other 1993 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.4% fail on Chassis
    • 0.52% fail on Seats
      • 0.36% fail on Drivers
      • 0.21% fail on Passengers
    • 0.31% fail on Doors
      • 0.21% fail on Drivers
      • 0.10% fail on Passengers front
    • 0.10% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.052% fail on Load security
      • 0.052% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.052% fail on Spare wheel
  • 1.6% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.5% fail on Registration plate
    • 0.052% fail on Vehicle Identification Number
  • 0.47% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.41% fail on Attachment
    • 0.052% fail on Condition

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