Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 1994
58.7% pass rate
from 1,379 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 1994 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 19% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment
    • 6.2% fail on Rear fog lamp (80% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Fog lamp (73% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Tell tale (100% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.36% fail on Switch
    • 5.9% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.8% fail on Position lamps
      • 3.2% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.65% fail on Rear lamps (62% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on All position lamps
    • 2.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.073% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.073% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 2.2% fail on Registration plate lamp (49% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Stop lamp (45% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Horn
    • 1.7% fail on Battery
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (57% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (57% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.73% fail on Individual lamps (55% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 0.58% fail on Side repeaters
    • 0.22% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.15% fail on Switch
      • 0.073% fail on Lamp
    • 0.22% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 17% fail on Brakes
    • 12% fail on Brake performance (50% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 6.3% fail on Parking brake performance (96% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 5.8% fail on Rear wheels (79% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.6% fail on Front wheels (40% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.29% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.22% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.073% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.4% fail on Hydraulic systems (41% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 3.1% fail on Components (40% better than other 1994 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Pipes
        • 0.58% fail on Hoses (62% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Leaks
    • 3.2% fail on Hub components (51% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads (77% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Brake calipers (2 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.94% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.94% fail on Condition
    • 0.44% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.15% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.073% fail on Lever
      • 0.073% fail on Cable
    • 0.073% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.073% fail on Pedal
        • 0.073% fail on Anti-slip
  • 13% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 4.9% fail on Coil springs (3 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 3.3% fail on Prescribed areas (50% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 2.4% fail on Component mounting (54% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.22% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.0% fail on Anti-roll bars
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.51% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
      • 0.073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms
      • 1.7% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 1.2% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.2% fail on Condition
    • 0.29% fail on Wheel bearings (83% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Front (77% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Rear
    • 0.073% fail on Radius arms
      • 0.073% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.073% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment
    • 0.073% fail on Torque/reaction arms
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment
  • 9.6% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 6.7% fail on Emissions
    • 3.4% fail on Exhaust system
    • 1.2% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.36% fail on Fuel system (69% better than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Cap
      • 0.15% fail on Tank
  • 7.3% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (48% worse than other 1994 cars)
    • 7.3% fail on Seat belts (57% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 7.1% fail on Prescribed areas (78% worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Condition
      • 0.073% fail on Attachment
    • 0.073% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.073% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
  • 6.5% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 3.9% fail on Wipers
    • 2.7% fail on Washers
    • 0.15% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.15% fail on Mirrors
  • 5.1% fail on Steering
    • 4.2% fail on Steering system
      • 2.1% fail on Track rod end
      • 2.0% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.29% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.73% fail on Power steering
      • 0.29% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.22% fail on Other components
      • 0.15% fail on Drive system (5 times worse than other 1994 cars)
      • 0.073% fail on Operation
      • 0.073% fail on Pump
    • 0.15% fail on Steering control
      • 0.15% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.15% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.073% fail on Steering operation
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.7% fail on Condition
    • 0.073% fail on Valve stem
  • 3.3% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (43% better than other 1994 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Body condition
    • 1.1% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.1% fail on Chassis
    • 0.073% fail on Speedometer
    • 0.073% fail on Doors
      • 0.073% fail on Drivers
    • 0.073% fail on Seats
      • 0.073% fail on Drivers
  • 1.0% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.0% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.15% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment

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