Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
71.8% pass rate
from 6,514 tests in 2017
(33% better than other 2006 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 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the Mazda MX-5 is unusually good or bad.

  • 13% fail on Suspension (23% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.9% fail on Anti-roll bars (60% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.1% fail on Linkage pins/bushes/ball joints (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Linkage condition (6 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.75% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.14% fail on Attachment
      • 0.11% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Presence (9 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.5% fail on Coil springs
      • 4.5% fail on Condition
    • 1.5% fail on Prescribed areas (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Component mounting (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.49% fail on Subframe mounting (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Spring mounting
    • 0.98% fail on Shock absorbers (34% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.97% fail on Condition (35% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Fitment
    • 0.34% fail on Suspension arms (91% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.061% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 0.28% fail on Tie bars/rods
      • 0.15% fail on Pins/bushes/ball joints
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (11 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.15% fail on Wheel bearings (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Front (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Rear (88% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.046% fail on Sub-frames (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Condition
      • 0.031% fail on Attachment
    • 0.046% fail on Front suspension retaining and locking devices
    • 0.046% fail on Front suspension joints (95% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.031% fail on Fluid suspension
      • 0.031% fail on Suspension unit
    • 0.015% fail on Torsion bars
      • 0.015% fail on Attachment
    • 0.015% fail on Drive shafts
      • 0.015% fail on Any drive shaft which is part of the suspension
        • 0.015% fail on Drive shafts
  • 8.5% fail on Brakes (26% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.0% fail on Brake performance
      • 3.8% fail on Front wheels (190% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.98% fail on Rear wheels (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.60% fail on Brake imbalance (58% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.21% fail on Parking brake performance (93% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on Brake operation
      • 0.031% fail on Service brake performance (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 3.0% fail on Hub components
      • 2.5% fail on Brake pads
      • 0.48% fail on Brake discs (47% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Brake calipers
      • 0.031% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.031% fail on Brake back plates
    • 0.78% fail on Restricted movement (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.37% fail on Hydraulic systems (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Components (93% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.14% fail on Hoses (74% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Pipes (99% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Reservoirs
      • 0.15% fail on Leaks
      • 0.061% fail on Brake fluid warning lamp
    • 0.12% fail on Parking brake (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Condition (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on ABS (82% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.077% fail on Electronic stability system
    • 0.031% fail on Service brake control components (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Pedal (81% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 6.9% fail on Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment (68% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Registration plate lamp (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.0% fail on Position lamps (66% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.9% fail on Front lamps (60% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.12% fail on Rear lamps (91% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.046% fail on All position lamps
    • 1.7% fail on Headlamp aim (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.4% fail on Headlamps (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Headlamp (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.32% fail on Stop lamp (93% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.25% fail on Battery (48% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Rear fog lamp (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Fog lamp (86% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Tell tale
    • 0.11% fail on Horn (72% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 0.077% fail on Direction indicators (97% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.077% fail on Flashing type (97% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.061% fail on Side repeaters (89% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.015% fail on Individual lamps
  • 4.5% fail on Driver's view of the road (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.0% fail on Wipers (17% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Washers (46% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Windscreen (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.092% fail on Mirrors (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Indirect vision devices
  • 3.5% fail on Tyres (59% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.8% fail on Condition (54% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Tread depth (68% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Valve stem (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.015% fail on Size/type
  • 2.1% fail on Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions (52% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.6% fail on Emissions
    • 0.75% fail on Exhaust system (71% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.31% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.015% fail on Fuel system
      • 0.015% fail on System
  • 0.68% fail on Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems (62% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.48% fail on Seat belts (37% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.28% fail on Prescribed areas
      • 0.20% fail on Condition (49% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.21% fail on Supplementary restraint systems (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on SRS Malfunction Indicator Lamp (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Drivers airbag
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers airbag
  • 0.48% fail on Registration plates and VIN
    • 0.48% fail on Registration plate
  • 0.32% fail on Body, Structure and General Items (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.17% fail on Body condition
    • 0.14% fail on Vehicle structure
      • 0.14% fail on Chassis
    • 0.015% fail on Doors
      • 0.015% fail on Passengers front
  • 0.18% fail on Road Wheels (58% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.15% fail on Attachment
    • 0.031% fail on Condition
  • 0.11% fail on Steering (96% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.061% fail on Steering system (98% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.031% fail on Steering rack (92% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.015% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.015% fail on Track rod end
    • 0.031% fail on Locking devices
    • 0.015% fail on Steering operation
    • 0.015% fail on Power steering
      • 0.015% fail on Operation
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