Mazda MX-5 MOT Results

Registered in 2006
67.9% pass rate
from 7,541 tests in 2020
(27% 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.

  • 17% fail on Suspension
    • 6.4% fail on Anti-roll bars (23% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.0% fail on Linkage ball joints
      • 1.6% fail on Linkage ball joint dust cover
      • 1.5% fail on Linkage (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint
      • 0.65% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.16% fail on Anti-roll bar (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.11% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.066% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.066% fail on Linkage pins and bushes (68% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Linkage attachment bracket and mounting
    • 5.4% fail on Springs (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 5.4% fail on Coil springs (25% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 5.4% fail on Coil spring (26% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Sub-frames (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.94% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.15% fail on Sub-frame
      • 0.093% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Shock absorbers (36% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.72% fail on Suspension arms (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.45% fail on Pins and bushes (83% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.19% fail on Ball joint dust cover (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Suspension arm (87% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Ball joint (99% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Wheel bearings (77% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.11% fail on Suspension rods
      • 0.093% fail on Suspension rod (10 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.11% fail on Other suspension component (72% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.027% fail on Other suspension component
      • 0.027% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.013% fail on Ball joint dust cover
  • 7.5% fail on Brakes (38% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.8% fail on Brake performance (24% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 4.2% fail on Service brake performance (63% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 4.1% fail on Rbt (64% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 3.7% fail on Service brake performance (77% worse than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.69% fail on Service brake imbalance
        • 0.040% fail on Plate brake tester
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake efficiency (Trikes, quads and pre-68 vehicles)
          • 0.013% fail on Service brake performance
        • 0.027% fail on Decelerometer
          • 0.027% fail on Service brake performance
      • 0.41% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp) (88% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.41% fail on Rbt (sp) (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.29% fail on Service Brake Efficiency (sp) (59% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.29% fail on Rbt (sp) (58% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.25% fail on Service brake imbalance (55% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.066% fail on Service brake performance (67% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Parking brake performance (87% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.20% fail on Rbt (87% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.15% fail on Parking brake performance (89% better than other 2006 cars)
          • 0.053% fail on Parking (secondary brake performance)
      • 0.15% fail on Brake performance not tested
    • 2.7% fail on Mechanical brake components (27% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 2.1% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 2.1% fail on Brake pads
        • 0.013% fail on Brake linings
      • 0.86% fail on Brake discs and drums (35% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.86% fail on Brake discs (34% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.34% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC (69% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.25% fail on Electronic stability control
      • 0.19% fail on Anti-lock braking system (79% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.27% fail on Flexible brake hoses
    • 0.093% fail on Parking brake control (81% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Lever (78% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.093% fail on Brake actuators (including spring brakes or hydraulic cylinders) (61% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.093% fail on Hydraulic brake callipers
    • 0.053% fail on Service brake pedal or hand lever (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Hand lever (84% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Pedal
    • 0.053% fail on Hydraulic systems (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Brake fluid
    • 0.040% fail on Rigid brake pipes (98% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Other components and prescribed areas
      • 0.013% fail on Other components
      • 0.013% fail on Prescribed areas
        • 0.013% fail on Other braking system component
  • 5.6% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.9% fail on Headlamps (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.8% fail on Headlamp (58% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.066% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 1.5% fail on Headlamp aim (63% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.3% fail on Headlamp aim (64% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.20% fail on Headlamp aim not tested
    • 1.4% fail on Position lamps (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.4% fail on Position lamp (56% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on All position lamps
    • 0.94% fail on Registration plate lamp(s) (65% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Stop lamp (89% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.19% fail on Electrical equipment (74% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.17% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.013% fail on Horn
    • 0.080% fail on Direction indicators (97% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.080% fail on Flashing type (97% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Side repeaters (92% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Individual direction indicators (99% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Front and rear fog lamps (94% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Rear fog lamp (94% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.053% fail on Rear fog lamp (93% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 4.6% fail on Visibility (32% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.9% fail on Wipers
    • 1.6% fail on Washers (49% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.13% fail on Driver's view
    • 0.066% fail on View to rear (73% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.053% fail on Mirrors (78% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Indirect vision devices
    • 0.013% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.013% fail on Windscreen
  • 3.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks (40% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.6% fail on Exhaust emissions (38% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 3.6% fail on Spark ignition (15% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.2% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.3% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (44% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.42% fail on Emissions not tested
        • 0.013% fail on Emission control equipment
          • 0.013% fail on Catalytic converter
      • 0.066% fail on Compression ignition (96% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.040% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo
        • 0.013% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.013% fail on On or after 01/07/2008
    • 0.066% fail on Fluid leaks (85% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.040% fail on Engine oil leaks (89% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Transmission oil leaks
    • 0.013% fail on Noise suppression
      • 0.013% fail on Sound deadening material
  • 2.7% fail on Body, chassis, structure (63% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Sub-frame
        • 0.013% fail on Strengthening plate
    • 0.82% fail on Exhaust system (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.73% fail on Chassis (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.70% fail on Chassis condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Strengthening plate (15 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.080% fail on Body
      • 0.053% fail on Other body component
      • 0.013% fail on Mounting fixings
      • 0.013% fail on Panel
    • 0.066% fail on Floor (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Fuel system (88% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Tank
      • 0.013% fail on Hose
      • 0.013% fail on Pipe
      • 0.013% fail on Fuel cap/sealing device
    • 0.027% fail on Transmission (99% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Drive shafts (99% better than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.027% fail on Joints (99% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.027% fail on Cabs
      • 0.027% fail on Prescribed areas
    • 0.013% fail on Doors
      • 0.013% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.013% fail on Door condition
  • 2.5% fail on Tyres (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.5% fail on Tread depth (67% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.1% fail on Condition (66% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.053% fail on Size/type (81% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 1.6% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems (28% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.2% fail on Seat belts
      • 0.95% fail on Prescribed areas (110% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.27% fail on Condition (45% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.33% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp (72% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.013% fail on Airbags
      • 0.013% fail on Drivers airbag
  • 0.36% fail on Identification of the vehicle (42% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.36% fail on Registration plates (42% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.16% fail on Road Wheels (70% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.12% fail on Attachment (69% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Condition (73% better than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.040% fail on Steering (99% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.040% fail on Steering linkage components (98% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.027% fail on Track rod end (99% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.013% fail on Drag link end
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