Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 1995
57.5% pass rate
from 1,460 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 1995 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Brakes (19% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 14% fail on Brake performance (71% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 7.3% fail on Parking brake performance (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 7.0% fail on Rear wheels (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Front wheels (41% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.68% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.27% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.068% fail on Brake operation
    • 3.5% fail on Hydraulic systems (40% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 3.2% fail on Components (39% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 2.5% fail on Pipes
        • 0.62% fail on Hoses (62% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.21% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.068% fail on Cylinders
      • 0.21% fail on Leaks
      • 0.14% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.068% fail on Operation
    • 2.6% fail on Hub components
      • 1.7% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.55% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.34% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.2% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
      • 0.068% fail on Fitment
    • 0.48% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.27% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.27% fail on Pedal
        • 0.21% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.068% fail on Condition
    • 0.068% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.068% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.068% fail on Cable
    • 0.068% fail on ABS
  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (15% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 5.3% fail on Rear fog lamp (71% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 4.9% fail on Fog lamp (70% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Tell tale
    • 5.3% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 3.3% fail on Position lamps (30% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.62% fail on Rear lamps (65% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 2.5% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.068% fail on Switch
      • 0.068% fail on Dipswitch
    • 2.4% fail on Registration plate lamp (45% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Battery
    • 1.3% fail on Horn
    • 1.1% fail on Direction indicators (62% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Flashing type (62% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.55% fail on Individual lamps (69% better than other 1995 cars)
        • 0.48% fail on Side repeaters
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.96% fail on Stop lamp (76% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.068% fail on Rear reflectors
    • 0.068% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.068% fail on Lamp
      • 0.068% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.068% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
  • 14% fail on Suspension (19% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Coil springs (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 5.7% fail on Condition (4 times worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Location
    • 5.3% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 3.6% fail on Component mounting (29% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Subframe mounting
      • 0.34% fail on Spring mounting
    • 1.9% fail on Shock absorbers
      • 1.9% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Suspension arms (48% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (47% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment
    • 1.1% fail on Anti-roll bars (62% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.68% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (63% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.14% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.068% fail on Condition
    • 0.82% fail on Front suspension joints
    • 0.27% fail on Wheel bearings (84% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Rear (69% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.068% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.068% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.068% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment
  • 11% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions
    • 8.2% fail on Emissions (39% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust system
    • 0.82% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.21% fail on Fuel system (82% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on System
      • 0.068% fail on Cap
  • 10% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (110% worse than other 1995 cars)
    • 9.9% fail on Seat belts (120% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 9.4% fail on Prescribed areas (150% worse than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Condition
      • 0.068% fail on Requirements
      • 0.068% fail on Attachment
    • 0.62% fail on Supplementary restraint systems
      • 0.55% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp
      • 0.068% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 9.0% fail on Driver's view of the road
    • 4.6% fail on Washers
    • 4.3% fail on Wipers
    • 0.48% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.48% fail on Mirrors
  • 4.8% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 2.9% fail on Body condition
    • 1.8% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.8% fail on Chassis
    • 0.14% fail on Doors (80% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.068% fail on Passengers
      • 0.068% fail on Drivers
    • 0.068% fail on Body security
    • 0.068% fail on Load security
      • 0.068% fail on Bootlid
    • 0.068% fail on Spare wheel
  • 3.6% fail on Tyres (35% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Condition
    • 1.4% fail on Tread depth (49% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Size/type
    • 0.14% fail on Valve stem
  • 2.9% fail on Steering (39% better than other 1995 cars)
    • 2.3% fail on Steering system (41% better than other 1995 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Track rod end
      • 1.1% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.34% fail on Power steering
      • 0.21% fail on Other components
      • 0.14% fail on Pipes and hoses
      • 0.068% fail on Drive system
    • 0.21% fail on Steering control
      • 0.14% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.068% fail on Steering column
    • 0.21% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.068% fail on Steering operation
  • 1.4% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.4% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.14% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment

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