Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2002
60.0% pass rate
from 4,885 tests in 2017
(19% better than other 2002 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 2002 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Brakes
    • 9.9% fail on Brake performance (12% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.7% fail on Front wheels (71% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Rear wheels
      • 2.7% fail on Parking brake performance (39% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.2% fail on Brake imbalance (110% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.39% fail on Service brake performance (55% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.18% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.061% fail on Brake operation
    • 4.7% fail on Hydraulic systems (26% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.4% fail on Components (43% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 2.9% fail on Pipes (33% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.35% fail on Hoses (75% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Reservoirs
        • 0.12% fail on Cylinders (3 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Leaks (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp (130% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.082% fail on Operation
    • 4.5% fail on Hub components (38% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 3.0% fail on Brake pads (25% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Brake calipers (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.74% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.020% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.020% fail on Brake back plates
    • 3.0% fail on ABS (170% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.98% fail on Parking brake
      • 0.98% fail on Condition
    • 0.41% fail on Restricted movement
    • 0.041% fail on Service brake control components (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Pedal (86% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on Condition
  • 16% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (42% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.2% fail on Position lamps (15% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.1% fail on Front lamps
      • 0.12% fail on Rear lamps (94% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on All position lamps
    • 5.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (28% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Headlamp aim (61% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Headlamps (53% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 2.2% fail on Headlamp (52% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp defects which don't require an aim check on retest
        • 0.020% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
      • 0.020% fail on Headlamp defects which do require an aim check on retest
        • 0.020% fail on Main beam 'tell-tale'
    • 1.9% fail on Stop lamp (70% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.43% fail on Battery (54% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on Direction indicators (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.33% fail on Flashing type (88% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.18% fail on Side repeaters (76% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.10% fail on Individual lamps (94% better than other 2002 cars)
        • 0.041% fail on All direction indicators (85% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Rear fog lamp (83% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Fog lamp (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Switch
      • 0.020% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.23% fail on Horn (66% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.16% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 0.082% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.061% fail on Hazard warning (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Lamp
      • 0.020% fail on Switch
    • 0.020% fail on Rear reflectors
  • 12% fail on Suspension (43% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 5.6% fail on Prescribed areas (76% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 4.4% fail on Component mounting (75% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Subframe mounting (97% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Spring mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Coil springs
      • 3.7% fail on Condition
    • 3.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (47% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.78% fail on Linkage condition (69% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (62% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Condition
      • 0.16% fail on Attachment
    • 1.8% fail on Suspension arms (63% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.1% fail on Condition (5 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.66% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.35% fail on Front suspension joints (77% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.35% fail on Shock absorbers (76% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on Condition (76% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.23% fail on Wheel bearings (87% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.16% fail on Front (79% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Rear (94% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Sub-frames (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Condition
    • 0.020% fail on General condition
    • 0.020% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.020% fail on Attachment
    • 0.020% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.020% fail on Front drive shafts
        • 0.020% fail on Constant velocity joints
  • 6.8% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (64% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 6.5% fail on Seat belts (160% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 6.4% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Condition (89% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Requirements
    • 0.39% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.35% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (78% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.020% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 5.6% fail on Driver's view of the road (41% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 3.7% fail on Wipers (32% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Washers (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Windscreen (57% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.020% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 4.6% fail on Tyres (50% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.4% fail on Condition (38% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.2% fail on Tread depth (60% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.082% fail on Size/type (76% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Valve stem
  • 4.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (49% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.7% fail on Emissions (21% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Exhaust system (54% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.63% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.14% fail on Fuel system (82% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on System (77% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Tank
      • 0.020% fail on Pipe
      • 0.020% fail on Cap
  • 3.4% fail on Body, Structure and General Items
    • 1.7% fail on Vehicle structure (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 1.7% fail on Chassis (2 times worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 1.7% fail on Body condition (45% worse than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.041% fail on Body security
    • 0.020% fail on Doors
      • 0.020% fail on Drivers
  • 1.1% fail on Steering (77% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.57% fail on Power steering
      • 0.35% fail on Pipes and hoses (140% worse than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Other components
      • 0.10% fail on Operation
      • 0.020% fail on Pump
      • 0.020% fail on Rams
    • 0.51% fail on Steering system (88% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.41% fail on Track rod end (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Steering rack (96% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.041% fail on Ball joint (86% better than other 2002 cars)
      • 0.020% fail on Free play
        • 0.020% fail on Steering rack
      • 0.020% fail on Steering arm
    • 0.041% fail on Steering control
      • 0.020% fail on Steering wheel
      • 0.020% fail on Steering column
    • 0.041% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.041% fail on Locking devices
  • 0.72% fail on Registration plates and VIN (37% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Registration plate (37% better than other 2002 cars)
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels (64% better than other 2002 cars)
    • 0.14% fail on Attachment
    • 0.020% fail on Condition

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