Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
60.1% pass rate
from 3,703 tests in 2020
(14% better than other 2000 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 2000 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 16% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (63% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 16% fail on Exhaust emissions (70% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 16% fail on Spark ignition (83% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 14% fail on Catalyst emissions (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 1.5% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.27% fail on Non catalyst emissions (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (93% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.081% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.054% fail on Catalytic converter
          • 0.027% fail on Oxygen sensor
      • 0.30% fail on Compression ignition (61% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.054% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.054% fail on Catalytic converter
        • 0.027% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.027% fail on On or after 01/01/2014
        • 0.027% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.32% fail on Fluid leaks (56% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Engine oil leaks (76% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic fluid leaks
      • 0.081% fail on Other leaks
  • 15% fail on Brakes
    • 8.4% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Service brake performance
        • 3.7% fail on Rbt
          • 3.2% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.68% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.054% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.054% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
      • 2.8% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (26% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.7% fail on Rbt (sp) (23% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Decelerometer (sp)
      • 2.1% fail on Parking brake performance (38% worse than other 2000 cars)
        • 2.0% fail on Rbt (39% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 1.9% fail on Parking brake performance (52% worse than other 2000 cars)
          • 0.081% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
        • 0.027% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.027% fail on Parking brake performance
      • 1.8% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp)
        • 1.8% fail on Rbt (sp)
          • 1.2% fail on Service brake imbalance
          • 0.78% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.46% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.1% fail on Rigid brake pipes
    • 3.0% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 2.4% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.4% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.81% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 0.81% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.054% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.027% fail on Lever
        • 0.027% fail on Linkage
    • 1.6% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 1.6% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 1.2% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers (6 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Hydraulic brake cylinder
    • 0.59% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.59% fail on Lever
    • 0.43% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever
      • 0.32% fail on Hand lever
      • 0.11% fail on Pedal
    • 0.22% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.16% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.11% fail on Brake fluid
      • 0.054% fail on Reservoirs
    • 0.027% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
  • 12% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (33% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Headlamps
      • 5.0% fail on Headlamp (21% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Headlamp levelling device
      • 0.081% fail on Dipswitch
    • 3.3% fail on Headlamp aim (24% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.8% fail on Headlamp aim (30% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.8% fail on Position lamps (37% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Position lamp (36% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.8% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
    • 1.4% fail on Stop lamp (72% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.76% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 0.46% fail on Horn
      • 0.19% fail on Battery(ies) (62% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.54% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (63% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.54% fail on Rear fog lamp (63% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.51% fail on Rear fog lamp (64% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.054% fail on Switch
    • 0.51% fail on Direction indicators (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.51% fail on Flashing type (79% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.24% fail on Side repeaters (70% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.16% fail on Individual direction indicators (90% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on All direction indicators
    • 0.14% fail on Mandatory tell-tales
      • 0.081% fail on Main beam tell-tale
      • 0.054% fail on Rear fog lamp tell-tale
    • 0.054% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.054% fail on Switch
    • 0.027% fail on Outline marker lamps
      • 0.027% fail on All outline marker lamps
    • 0.027% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 10% fail on Suspension (41% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 4.7% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 2.3% fail on Anti-roll bars (49% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Linkage ball joints (43% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.62% fail on Linkage
      • 0.30% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (180% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.19% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover (78% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Ball joint dust cover (67% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Pins and bushes (88% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.027% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 2.2% fail on Springs
      • 2.2% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.2% fail on Coil spring
      • 0.054% fail on Spring mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.6% fail on Suspension arms (69% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Suspension arm (2 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.35% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.054% fail on Pins and bushes (97% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.54% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.46% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Sub-frame
    • 0.35% fail on Shock absorbers (75% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.24% fail on Wheel bearings (84% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.054% fail on Other suspension component (90% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 0.027% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.027% fail on Macpherson strut
  • 6.2% fail on Body, chassis, structure (45% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.5% fail on Exhaust system (37% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Chassis (68% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Chassis condition (70% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure
      • 1.6% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition
      • 0.054% fail on Strengthening plate (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Body
      • 0.16% fail on Panel
      • 0.11% fail on Other body component
      • 0.027% fail on Body condition
    • 0.24% fail on Fuel system (63% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.081% fail on Bumpers
    • 0.081% fail on Transmission (98% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Belts (7 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Prop shafts
        • 0.027% fail on Prop shaft
    • 0.081% fail on Cabs
      • 0.081% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.054% fail on Floor
    • 0.027% fail on Undertray
  • 6.0% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (35% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Seat belts (96% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 5.5% fail on Prescribed areas (140% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.38% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (77% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Airbags
      • 0.16% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 4.8% fail on Visibility (41% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.1% fail on Wipers (32% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Washers (51% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on View to rear (70% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Mirrors (70% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.081% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.054% fail on Windscreen
      • 0.027% fail on Window
  • 3.4% fail on Tyres (44% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Tread depth (49% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Size/type
  • 1.3% fail on Steering (70% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.59% fail on Steering linkage components (78% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Track rod end (79% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.027% fail on Drag link end
      • 0.027% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.35% fail on Power steering
      • 0.30% fail on Pipes and hoses (130% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Operation
      • 0.027% fail on Other components
    • 0.32% fail on Steering gear (67% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack (68% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Operation
  • 0.73% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.73% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.24% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.19% fail on Attachment
    • 0.054% fail on Condition
  • 0.054% fail on Speedometer and speed limiter
    • 0.054% fail on Speedometer

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