Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 1995
60.9% pass rate
from 1,519 tests in 2020
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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 15% fail on Brakes (21% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 11% fail on Brake performance (51% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 5.1% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (76% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 5.1% fail on Rbt (sp) (86% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Service brake performance (45% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 3.9% fail on Rbt (46% worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 3.4% fail on Service brake performance (50% worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 0.79% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.13% fail on Service brake performance (5 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 3.5% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 3.4% fail on Rbt (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 3.0% fail on Parking brake performance (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 0.33% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.13% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.066% fail on Parking brake performance
          • 0.066% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 2.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.6% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.066% fail on Plate brake tester (sp)
          • 0.066% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.8% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 1.5% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.33% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.33% fail on Brake discs
    • 0.72% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.59% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.53% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.066% fail on Pedal
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.59% fail on Lever
    • 0.53% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders)
      • 0.39% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
      • 0.20% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.13% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.066% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.066% fail on Valves
    • 0.13% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.13% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.066% fail on Master cylinder/servo mounting
        • 0.066% fail on Other braking system component
    • 0.066% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.066% fail on Anti-lock braking system
  • 14% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 4.9% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 4.8% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 0.066% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 3.4% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 3.4% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 0.066% fail on Switch
    • 2.4% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.3% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.066% fail on Matched pair
      • 0.066% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.2% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.9% fail on Position lamp
      • 0.26% fail on All position lamps (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.2% fail on Horn
      • 0.66% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.066% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.6% fail on Stop lamp (52% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Direction indicators (56% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Flashing type (56% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Individual direction indicators (69% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.53% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.13% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.59% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (66% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.20% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.20% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.066% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.066% fail on Switch
  • 12% fail on Suspension
    • 4.0% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 3.7% fail on Springs (2 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Coil springs (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 3.7% fail on Coil spring (3 times worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Shock absorbers (81% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Suspension arms (42% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.86% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.79% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes (81% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.13% fail on Suspension arm
      • 0.066% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.92% fail on Anti-roll bars (63% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage
      • 0.20% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.20% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.20% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
      • 0.13% fail on Linkage ball joints
    • 0.46% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.46% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
    • 0.39% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.20% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.13% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.066% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.066% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 11% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (32% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 11% fail on Exhaust emissions (37% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 11% fail on Spark ignition (55% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 9.3% fail on Catalyst emissions (71% worse than other 1995 cars)
        • 1.1% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.53% fail on Emission control equipment (170% worse than other 1995 cars)
          • 0.39% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.13% fail on Oxygen sensor
        • 0.13% fail on Non catalyst emissions
        • 0.066% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
      • 0.39% fail on Compression ignition
        • 0.20% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.20% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.20% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
    • 0.92% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.59% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.20% fail on Other leaks
      • 0.066% fail on Transmission oil leaks
      • 0.066% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
  • 8.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (100% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 7.5% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 7.2% fail on Prescribed areas (160% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.53% fail on Condition
      • 0.066% fail on Attachment
    • 0.46% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
    • 0.066% fail on Airbags
      • 0.066% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 6.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (40% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Exhaust system (38% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
    • 1.8% fail on Chassis
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis condition
    • 0.46% fail on Body
      • 0.46% fail on Panel
    • 0.33% fail on Seats
      • 0.20% fail on Driver's seat
      • 0.20% fail on Passenger's seat
    • 0.13% fail on Doors
      • 0.066% fail on Driver's door
        • 0.066% fail on Hinge
      • 0.066% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.066% fail on Door condition
    • 0.066% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.066% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.066% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.066% fail on Cabs
      • 0.066% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.066% fail on Undertray
  • 6.3% fail on Visibility
    • 3.2% fail on Wipers
    • 3.2% fail on Washers
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.13% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.13% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.13% fail on View to rear
      • 0.13% fail on Mirrors
  • 3.7% fail on Tyres
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth
    • 1.6% fail on Condition
    • 0.13% fail on Size/type
  • 2.2% fail on Steering (49% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Steering linkage components (46% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.066% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.59% fail on Steering gear
      • 0.59% fail on Steering rack
    • 0.26% fail on Power steering
      • 0.13% fail on Other components
      • 0.066% fail on Operation
      • 0.066% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.066% fail on Rams
    • 0.20% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.066% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.1% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.20% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.20% fail on Attachment
  • 0.066% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.066% fail on Speedometer

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