Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2000
57.6% pass rate
from 3,698 tests in 2017
(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.

  • 17% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (33% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.8% fail on Registration plate lamp
    • 4.7% fail on Headlamps
      • 4.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.11% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.11% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale' (5 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.027% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 4.4% fail on Headlamp aim (36% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Position lamps (41% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.7% fail on Front lamps (23% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Rear lamps (93% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.1% fail on Stop lamp (81% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.78% fail on Rear fog lamp (55% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Fog lamp (54% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Tell tale
      • 0.027% fail on Switch
    • 0.76% fail on Direction indicators (72% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.76% fail on Flashing type (72% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.43% fail on Side repeaters (51% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.22% fail on All direction indicators
        • 0.11% fail on Individual lamps (94% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Battery (68% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.30% fail on Horn
    • 0.24% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.22% fail on Hazard warning
      • 0.14% fail on Switch
      • 0.081% fail on Lamp
      • 0.027% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.081% fail on Electrical wiring
  • 16% fail on Brakes
    • 8.8% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.9% fail on Front wheels
      • 3.7% fail on Rear wheels
      • 3.1% fail on Parking brake performance (28% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.57% fail on Brake imbalance
      • 0.49% fail on Service brake performance (58% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.11% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.027% fail on Parking brake operation
    • 4.3% fail on Hydraulic systems (34% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Components (43% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 3.2% fail on Pipes (23% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.32% fail on Hoses (78% better than other 2000 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Cylinders
        • 0.027% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.78% fail on Leaks (79% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
      • 0.054% fail on Operation
    • 3.6% fail on Hub components
      • 2.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.81% fail on Brake calipers (4 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Brake discs
    • 1.4% fail on ABS
    • 1.1% fail on Parking brake
      • 1.1% fail on Condition
    • 0.59% fail on Restricted movement (94% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Service brake control components
      • 0.14% fail on Pedal
        • 0.11% fail on Anti-slip
        • 0.027% fail on Condition
    • 0.027% fail on Mechanical components
      • 0.027% fail on Cable
  • 16% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (47% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 14% fail on Emissions (120% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.8% fail on Exhaust system (46% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.95% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.54% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.54% fail on Cap (99% worse than other 2000 cars)
  • 11% fail on Suspension (49% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 5.5% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 4.0% fail on Component mounting
      • 1.5% fail on Subframe mounting (55% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.24% fail on Spring mounting
    • 2.6% fail on Anti-roll bars (48% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (60% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Linkage condition
      • 0.27% fail on Attachment
      • 0.24% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (74% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Condition
      • 0.027% fail on Presence
    • 2.2% fail on Coil springs (28% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Condition (27% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Location
    • 1.3% fail on Suspension arms (70% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.73% fail on Condition (3 times worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.59% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (85% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.46% fail on Wheel bearings (76% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.32% fail on Rear (73% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Front (78% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Front suspension joints (72% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.22% fail on Shock absorbers (87% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Condition (87% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Sub-frames (78% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.081% fail on Attachment
      • 0.027% fail on Condition
    • 0.081% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment
      • 0.027% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
    • 0.027% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.027% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.027% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 7.2% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (45% worse than other 2000 cars)
    • 7.1% fail on Seat belts (110% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 6.9% fail on Prescribed areas (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Condition (80% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.054% fail on Attachment
    • 0.19% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (89% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (91% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.027% fail on Seat belt pre-tensioner
      • 0.027% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (42% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers (35% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Washers (50% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.41% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.054% fail on Mirrors (88% better than other 2000 cars)
  • 4.3% fail on Tyres (50% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (35% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Tread depth (59% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.081% fail on Valve stem
    • 0.027% fail on Size/type
  • 3.0% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.6% fail on Body condition
    • 1.2% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 1.2% fail on Chassis
    • 0.16% fail on Doors (73% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.14% fail on Passengers front
      • 0.054% fail on Drivers
    • 0.14% fail on Seats
      • 0.14% fail on Drivers
      • 0.054% fail on Passengers
  • 1.5% fail on Steering (67% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Steering system (82% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Track rod end (84% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.30% fail on Steering rack (71% better than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.68% fail on Power steering
      • 0.41% fail on Pipes and hoses (150% worse than other 2000 cars)
      • 0.22% fail on Operation
      • 0.11% fail on Other components
      • 0.027% fail on Drive system
    • 0.054% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.054% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.027% fail on Steering control
      • 0.027% fail on Steering wheel
    • 0.027% fail on Prescribed areas
  • 1.1% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 1.1% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.11% fail on Road Wheels (73% better than other 2000 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Attachment

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